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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

17 March - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:30 pm MDT


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Our petty tyrant president had Andrew McCabe fired last night, a little more than 24 hours prior to his scheduled resignation, which was to take place on his 50th birthday. It's widely believed that this act of vindictiveness has cost McCabe his entire pension. I believed that when I woke up this morning. I imagine the president also believes it. But as CNN reported prior to the dismissal, it's not exactly true: As a law enforcement officer covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System, known as FERS, McCabe is set to receive an annual pension payout calculated at a special "en... more »

"The Phoenix Lights"

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 13 hours ago
*Dr. Lynne Kitei And The "The Phoenix Lights"* by Alfred Lehmberg I'd hoped Dr. Kitei had adequate security... As for myself, I was ready to flex my ufological bungee cords once again! Cleats and hardware were metaphorically magnafluxed, cords were checked and treated, rip-stop anklers were snuggly fitted around my demure jumper's mukluks, and my preflight was complete. All the required equipment necessary to live to fight another day is prepared for action! Let's roll! I might shoot myself from a cannon for this one. It seems I may be justified after all. All in, I sense ... more »

There Is No U.S. Plan To Buy Light Attack Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A pair of AT-6 Wolverine demonstrators. Textron *The War Zone/The Drive:* *USAF Says It Could Speed Up Buying Light Attack Aircraft, But Doesn't Have an Actual Plan* Senior officials explain ways they could begin buying the planes before 2020, but still have yet to firm up any actual requirements. As the U.S. Air Force plods along with its light attack aircraft experiment, commonly known as OA-X, the service is reportedly looking for ways to speed up the process and begin buying actual airplanes. At the same time, senior officials have given somewhat contradictory descriptions of ... more »

Lipinski's Campaign Of Filth And Smear Ends Tuesday-- Hopefully With His Disgraceful Political Career

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
This Tuesday is primary day in Illinois. There are several crucial battles going on between progressives and corporate Democrats but there are4 none where the contrast is clearer than in the Chicagoland seat which pits Marie Newman against right-of-center Blue Dog Dan Lipinski. The DCCC has sided with Lipinski of course, but progressive Democrats from Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutiérrez and Ro Khanna to Bernie Sanders and Chuy Garcia are strongly backing Marie (also endorsed by Blue America). Yesterday new Spanish-Language TV and Radio Ads Hitting the anti-immigrant incumbent started ... more »

Syria: It Would All be Over by Now Without the ‘Regime-Changers’

Neil Clark at - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] It was seven years ago this week that the conflict in Syria began. How might it have developed without the negative role played by Western powers and their regional allies? Beware the Ides of March, the old saying goes. The 15th of March down the ages has seen not only the assassination of Julius Caesar and the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia; it was also the day, in 2011, that the conflict in Syria began. According to the standard narrative, it was the intransigence and brutality of the Assad government (always referred to as a ‘regime’) that plunged Syria into... more »

Time for the US to End Democracy Promotion Flim-Flams

James Bovard at - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Democracy promotion has long been one of the U.S. government’s favorite foreign charades. The Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for democratic evangelism is being denounced as if it were the dawn of a new Dark Age. But this is a welcome step to draining a noxious swath of the Washington swamp. Nineteenth century humorist Josh Billings quipped, “A fanatic is someonewho does what the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the matter.” Similarly, the U.S. government intervenes to rig elections in case foreign voters don’t know the facts of the matter. ... more »

Maria Zakharova blows apart poisoning hoax: US should “be put under question”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
“Novichok” nerve agent most likely originated in the UK, Slovakia, Czech Republic or Sweden. More The post Maria Zakharova blows apart poisoning hoax: US should “be put under question” appeared first on The Duran.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
note: I have no idea what blogger is doing in merging one day's post into the next, never mind placing links on top of each other within posts.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Bankruptcy judge approves $14M Toys R Us executive bonus payout Speech Kennedy was to give on the day of his assassination has been recreated with voice technology Report: The UK is considering opening its borders and abandoning all customs checks after Brexit The Pentagon & Hollywood's Successful & Deadly Propaganda Alliance Venezuela Faces The Return Of Forgotten Diseases Authorities just released surveillance video showing what happened outside the Florida high school during the shooting Newly-Released Florida Shooting Video Shows Deputy Drive Up In Golf Cart, Run... more »

This Is Why China Will Not Dominate The World Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Reuters *Milton Ezrati, National Interest*: *The Fatal Flaw in China's Plan for Dominating the World Economy* *Dependence is baked into China's industrial plans—and will likely fail.* Chinese premier Li Keqiang recently delivered a remarkably revealing speech. Addressing the National People’s Congress for two full hours early in March, he stressed the county’s determination to rely on broad industrial policies as a means to development. The objective, to use Li’s words, is to “speed up work to build China into a leader in manufacturing.” Li doubtless wanted his audience and the wo... more »

Former General/CIA Director Petraeus Is Asked Whether The Iraq War Was Really Worth It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Gen. David H. Petraeus explains security improvements in Sadr City while giving an aerial tour of Baghdad Monday to Sen.'s Barack Obama, Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel. 21 July 2008 (Wikipedia). *Task & Purpose:* *We Asked Gen. Petraeus Whether The Iraq War Was Really Worth It. Here’s What He Said. * Fifteen years of war have turned Iraqi cities such as Ramadi, Fallujah, and Mosul into ruins. Iraq remains as divided as ever along sectarian lines, despite the deaths of more than 4,500 U.S. troops and untold numbers of Iraqis. U.S. troops remain in Iraq to help advise and assist Iraqi fo... more »

A Fifth Of The Current F-35 Fleet Are Grounded Because Of A Lack Of Spare Parts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel *Popular Mechanics:* *Lack of Spare Parts Is Keeping F-35s on the Ground* Many of the high-tech fighters are grounded by a lack of new parts, or delays in repairing broken ones. The logistics system designed to keep the F-35 fleet flying often doesn’t, with more than a fifth of grounded planes sitting idle waiting for spare parts. The result is fewer airplanes available for training—and increasingly, combat—as the system struggles to keep an ever-growing number of jets flying. Aviation Week & Space Technology reports that parts sh... more »

U.S. General In Syria Confirms US Forces Killed Hundreds Of Russians In A Battle Last Month's In Eastern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A U.S. general w @CJTFOIR in northeastern #Syria describes the night that pro-regime fighters & Russian mercenaries attacked an American base here — the largest assault on U.S. forces since they entered the conflict. @RichardEngel is on the ground. More tonight on @NBCNightlyNews pic.twitter.com/5c7LBc8VTy — On Assignment with Richard Engel (@OARichardEngel) March 15, 2018 *The War Zone/The Drive:* *American General In Syria Confirms US Forces Killed Hundreds Of Russians In Massive Battle* *US Army Brigadier General Jonathan Braga also said he was 'absolutely worried' the situati... more »

Weekend reads: No reproducibility crisis?; greatest corrections of all time; an archaeology fraud

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper on homeopathy whose authors had been arrested; news about 30 retractions for an engineer in South Korea; and a story about how two stem cell researchers who left Harvard under a cloud are being recommended for roles at Italy’s NIH. Here’s what was happening … Continue reading Weekend reads: No reproducibility crisis?; greatest corrections of all time; an archaeology fraud

8 Ways to Bring Peace to Your Life

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
You can bring peace to your life by first becoming mindful of the thoughts you think, the words you speak, and the actions you take. Peace of mind isn’t something you find by looking Out there, but rather by looking … Continue reading →

Telmisartan, Amlodipine & Chlorthalidon Combo For Hypertension

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Splenda (Artificial Sweetner) intensifies symptoms in Bowel Disease

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women: New Management Guidelines

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Gout Medicine Febuxostat associated with increased mortality risk : CARES TRIAL

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

10 questions you must ask yourself to discover your life’s purpose

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
We all need to engage in self-reflection every now and then. It helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we are, where we have been and where you intend to go. Through self-reflection, we are able to see, organize … Continue reading →

Amisulpride, an effective option for reducing post-operative nausea and vomiting

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

FDA to Lower Nicotine in Cigarettes

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
The FDA has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore lowering nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced Thursday. “This new regulatory step advances a comprehensive policy framework that we … Continue reading →

Fecal Profiling May Predict Dietary Response in IBS

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Fecal profiling of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may provide a low cost, non-invasive tool to predict the responses of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients to probiotics and diets low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs), according to British … Continue reading →

Birth Defects in 7% of Zika Pregnancies in French Territories

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Stats in line with U.S. numbers, but not Brazil’s Neurological and ocular birth defects possibly associated with Zika virus infection were present in 7% of fetuses and infants of pregnant women who had symptomatic, confirmed infection in France’s territories in … Continue reading →

Day 34: Others are fasting to stop GD welfare bill

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Vietnam veteran Tom Ryan from Oquossoc, Maine is fasting in solidarity to defeat the GD corporate welfare bill. As of today he has not eaten for the past 13 days and vows to continue until the bill is voted on by the entire legislature. On Thursday while in Augusta standing between the two legislative chambers he said, "I joined the service to make this country better. Our taxes need to go for human welfare – not for corporate welfare. I will continue to fast until this is over."* Mary Kate Small (Camden) has been keeping a schedule of Mainers and others from away who are fasti... more »

WATCH: Cops Attack Innocent Family As They Grieve the Death of 2-Month-Old Son

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: family] An innocent family had only been home ten minutes after their 2-month-old son had died at the hospital when police kicked in their door for no reason, and began pepper spraying and arresting family members. The post WATCH: Cops Attack Innocent Family As They Grieve the Death of 2-Month-Old Son appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cop Caught Framing 3 Innocent Men, Sending Them to Jail for Decades—No Charges

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: innocent] Three innocent men who served a combined total of more than 50 years in prison before they were exonerated, blame one police officer for their wrongful convictions. The post Cop Caught Framing 3 Innocent Men, Sending Them to Jail for Decades—No Charges appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Gill 4: Should you trust the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 14 hours ago
Collection of five Surrey Mirror Group Website Articles written by Peter F Gill and posted from about March 2015 to January 2016. They now no longer exist on the Internet unless archived by someone. If you put “IPCC” into the … Continue reading →

A new book on Czech climate skeptics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
*Lisa, Hawking, and TIME*: Lisa Randall wrote an obituary in the Time magazine. Hawking managed to have fun in sex, black holes, space travel, and he has even saved a seat for Lisa Randall. The main thing she worries about is that because of Hawking's heritage, people will think that to be a great physicist, you need to be handicapped and you can't be e.g. a hot babe from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Did I understand it well, Lisa? ;-) In 2011, I went to a café with Petr Vidomus who described himself as a humanities student at the Charles University who was working on a project "How... more »

Andrew McCabe's statement after being fired by Jeff Sessions.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *I have been an FBI Special Agent for over 21 years. I spent half of that time investigating Russian Organized Crime as a street agent and Supervisor in New York City. I have spent the second half of my career focusing on national security issues and protecting this country from terrorism. I served in some of the most challenging, demanding investigative and leadership roles in the FBI. And I was privileged to serve as Deputy Director during a particularly tough time. * *For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault... more »

Not The Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The latest poll suggests that Doug Ford will be the next premier of Ontario. Alan Freeman hopes the poll has it wrong: The new Ontario Progressive Conservative leader and would-be premier of our largest and most powerful province, gave an interview this week to CBC Radio in Ottawa. It was frightening, not so much because of his lack of ideas or his ideological bent but his ignorance of what’s actually going on in Ontario, his lack of any policy knowledge or basic facts. What he did demonstrate, like Donald Trump, was an ability to repeat slogans that appeal to people who feel they... more »

Don't Expect A Cliffhanger In Russia's Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Winemaker Andrey Kulichkov of Sober Bash Winery said he won't be voting in Russia's presidential election, because he believes it is a foregone conclusion. (Pascal Dumont/CBC) *CBC:* *'Mr. Putin will be president without my vote': The role of apathy in the Russian election* Don't expect a cliffhanger in Russia's presidential election With all the accusations and retributions Vladimir Putin has had to deflect from Britain this week over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, one thing the Russian president hasn't had to fret about is his re-election. The vote, which has seemed... more »

Venezuela's Power Grid Is Breaking Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Guri Dam in the state of Bolívar. *Reuters:* *Venezuela begins power rationing as drought causes severe outages* SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country’s creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators. The four-hour formal outages began on Thursday. But many residents scoffed at the announcement, wryly noting that they have been suffering far more extended blackouts during the last week. “We have ... more »

This Former Soviet-Era Spokesman Says Russia's Involvement In Ex-Spy Poisoning 'Makes No Sense'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*ABC News Online*:* Soviet Union-era spokesman Vladimir Pozner says Russia's link to ex-spy poisoning 'makes no sense'* Soviet Union-era spokesman and journalist Vladimir Pozner says he doubts Russia is behind the poisoning of a former spy because "it makes no sense". This comes as leaders from the United States, France and Germany have backed British Prime Minister Theresa May in accusing Russia for the nerve agent attack in the southern English city of Salisbury. Russia has denied any involvement in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who have been in critical c... more »

After Admitting Gun Bans Don’t Work, The Same People Think Killing You Over Drugs Will Be Effective

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: ban] While Democrats push for a ban on guns, Republicans push for an increase in the ban on drugs, and both sides ignore the fact that they are pushing for Americans to give up essential freedoms in exchange for an even larger Police State. The post After Admitting Gun Bans Don’t Work, The Same People Think Killing You Over Drugs Will Be Effective appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

EXCLUSIVE: Head Of Libertarian Party Named In Wikileaks List Of Secret US Intelligence Assets

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: libertarian] Documents obtained through Wikileaks reveal that the current Chairman of the Libertarian party has a relationship with the disgraced Stratfor intelligence group. The post EXCLUSIVE: Head Of Libertarian Party Named In Wikileaks List Of Secret US Intelligence Assets appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Police Refusing to Investigate Massive Child Sex Ring, Say Girls as Young as 11 ‘Consented’

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: child] Politicians, victims, and activists are lashing out at police after discovering an internal memo that discouraged police from investigating a massive child trafficking ring because they claimed the children consented. The post Police Refusing to Investigate Massive Child Sex Ring, Say Girls as Young as 11 ‘Consented’ appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

#Seen in Giza : Mo Salah Christ appeared in Spring Flowers Show 2018

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 15 hours ago
[image: Mohamed Salah] Egyptian Liverpool FC football player Mohamed Salah aka Mo Salah appeared on Saturday in Egypt's Spring Flowers Show 2018 as a Christ figure made of grass. Later that evening he made a football history when he scored four goals in the Liverpool Vs. Walford game in England's Primer League. He is the first Egyptian footballer to score four goals in one game in the Primer League He is the first Egyptian footballer to become a hattrick in the Primer League. He is the first Egyptian footballer to become top scorer ever. سيداتي وسادتي نقدم لكم @22mosalah💫 أول ل... more »

BREAKING: Sergey Lavrov states Syria partition plans must be foiled

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Friday meeting for continuation of the "Astana talks" noted some progress at cessation of fighting in East Ghouta, but Lavrov called out the UK, France and the US for illegally operating in Syria against UN Charter More The post BREAKING: Sergey Lavrov states Syria partition plans must be foiled appeared first on The Duran.

Moscow plays the game and raises Britain one

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The expulsion of 23 British diplomats, to be complete within one week is accompanied by the decision to close the British consulate in St Petersburg, as well as the termination of the British Council operations in Moscow More The post Moscow plays the game and raises Britain one appeared first on The Duran.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*School officials are telling parents the walkout is meant to memorialize the Parkland shooting victims, when in fact it's about pushing gun control legislation* Parents across the country are being urged to let their children participate in the National School Walkout on March 14. Yet, few parents (and kids!) understand the walkout’s true mission. At my children’s elementary school in Northern Virginia, school officials are telling parents the walkout is meant to memorialize the 17 victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Yet, according to the National School Walkout... more »

The 5 Biggest Nuclear Weapons Tests (from All 6 Nuclear Powers)

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Europe* Blast from the past—and the present. These days, the phrase nuclear test is almost synonymous with North Korea. After all, Pyongyang has conducted six nuclear tests since its first one in 2006. No other country has conducted a single test this century. In the grand scheme of things, however, North Korea is barely a blimp on the map. Between America’s first nuclear test in 1945 and North Korea’s last denotation in September of last year, the world has witnessed at least 2,056 nuclear tests. Nearly 85 percent of these were conducted by the United... more »

Russia's Devious New Battlefield Tactic: Use Tanks as Decoys to Kill Enemy Artillery

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *military, Europe* Will it work? Russia has unveiled a devious new battlefield tactic: use tanks as decoys in order to hunt down enemy artillery batteries. It's a bait-and-switch con job that relies on relies on Russian tanks, drones, artillery—and an opponent that is just a tad gullible. The technique works like this, according to Russia's *Sputnik News*: When facing an enemy that has artillery, Russia will attempt to locate the enemy batteries and destroy them through counterbattery fire. The problem, which dates back to the eighteenth century, is that the enem... more »

Revealed: The Old American Tank Taiwan Is Modernizing to Fight China in a War

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Asia* Many nations around the world are giving the M60 a new lease on life. The M60 “Patton” tank is one of the most iconic tanks of the Cold War. While it did not see use in the Vietnam War, it saw extensive use by Israel and Iran in the various hot wars of the twentieth century, and comprised the vast bulk of the U.S. Army’s tank fleet facing down the Warsaw Pact throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It was also used by U.S. Marines in Grenada and Operation Desert Storm. While it was phased out of American service in the 2000s—and most other tank fleets by t... more »

How Israel Takes America's Best Weapons of War and Makes Them Even Better

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Middle East* At least for their own uses. The Israel Defense Forces field a wide variety of American military equipment, due to significant amounts of American military aid to Israel. However, American equipment has not always been the best suited to the tough desert and urban conditions encountered by the IDF. As a result, American equipment in Israeli service is often extensively modified to fit the IDF’s unique mission. Here are some unique derivatives of American equipment that the IDF fields. *1. MAPATS Antitank Missile* The IDF has had a long rel... more »

5 Most Deadly Israeli Guns (Uzi Made the Cut)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* The best weapons of war? Much of Israel’s history has, for better or worse, been written with guns. From the 1948 War of Independence to today, Israeli forces have used firearms to defend the state or its interests on almost yearly basis. Images of Israeli forces rushing the West Bank in 1967 or escorting rescued hostages from Entebbe are synonymous with the Jewish State, and some of Israel’s weapons have become quite famous in their own right. Here are five of Israel’s deadliest, and most famous firearms. *Uzi Submachine Gun* In the ear... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Says Opponents of Climate Change Regulations Guilty of Grave Sins* *Shelly is making a half-witted attempt to get religious people onside. It's doubtful if he believes his own words* Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday that those who stand in the way of regulations meant to control “climate change” are guilty of three grave “sins.” “It is an evil mess we are in, and if there is any justice in this world, there will one day be a terrible price to pay if we keep listening to evil voices,” Whitehouse said. Befor... more »

Breaking: Syrian Army seizes half of large rebel-held district in east Damascus – reports

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Assault units of the Syrian Army’s Republican Guard have reportedly seized some 50 percent of the large rebel-held district of Kafr Batna in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. Some military-affiliated sources reported the advance by government forces just moments ago. If true, the quick gain by Syrian troops may serve to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Very graphic: Turkish forces carry out massacre in Afrin city – video, pictures

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – On Friday, Turkish forces perpetrated nothing short of a massacre in the city of Afrin when army artillery and air force jets indiscriminately shelled and bombed residential areas to an intensity not yet seen during Ankara’s Olive Branch operation. According to sources, Turkish shelling and airstrikes killed at least 45 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army begins storming two major militant strongholds at same time in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – Elite forces of the Syrian Army have kicked-off a new assault operation against armed rebel groups in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. According to military-affiliated sources, the Syrian Army is conducting a concentric attack in the southernmost pocket of the East Ghouta area, targeting the militant stronghold districts of Kafr Batna […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Dozens of Nusra fighters killed, tank destroyed after jihadist armored assault is repelled by rival Islamists in west Aleppo

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Amid ongoing tit-for-tat clashes between Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Jabhat al-Nusra) and rival Islamist group Jabhat Tahrir Souriya for control of various cities, towns and villages throughout northwest Syria another bloody dust-up has occurred. On Friday, Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham launched an assault […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Turkish forces begin to set up new base just north of Aleppo city

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:42 A.M.) – On Saturday morning, another Turkish military convoy entered northwest Syria bringing with it the forces and equipment required to set up yet another observation base. According to sources, the new Turkish Army military site will be established just north of Aleppo city atop the mountain of Jabal Anak near the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: US to forbid Russia from selling S-400 air defense systems to other countries

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:14 A.M.) – A caucus of American lawmakers led by one Senator Bob Menendez have sent an official request to the US Department of State recommending sanction measures against Russia for any future sale of high-end S-400 air defense systems to other countries. The policy initiative has pointed to a technicality in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

So it turns out that those who own the most guns are under educated white men who are afraid of minorities. You know I think I knew that.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Scientific American: *Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This doesn’t mean more households have guns than ever before—that percentage has stayed fairly steady for decades. Rather, more guns are being stockpiled by a small number of individuals. Three percent of the population now owns half of the country’s firearms, says a recent, definitive study from the Injury Control Research Center at Harvard University. * *So, who is buying all these guns—and why? * *The short, broa... more »

Will Lamb And Saccone Wind Up Both Serving In Congress Next Year?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*The old gerrymandered map is on top and the new ungerrymandered map is below* When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court moved to ungerrymander the state, the Pittsburgh area changed considerably. The city itself, PA-14 didn't change too much other than being re-numbered from PA-14 to PA-18. The PVI went from D+17 to a still very safe D+13, extra Democrats going to the newly created PA-17 which was formerly Republican Keith Rothfus' safe red seat (PA-12). The old PVI was R+11 and the new PVI is a very competitive R+3. That leaves the sprawling PA-18 district Conor Lamb just won. It's been... more »

Andrew Neil is a little scamp

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Andrew Neil is a little scamp ... The lefties aren't impressed with this ... Personally, I thought it was hilarious 😂 If Jezza doesn't want to be viewed as anti-west then maybe he should stop taking an anti-west stance on everything #RussiaGate #AgentCob pic.twitter.com/oilA7fl8Ov — Support Amber (@voteforrudd) March 16, 2018

"Weekly Fukushima Update, 3/17/18: 16,499.1 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated March 17, 2018: Fukushima Equals 16,499.1 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 March 17, 2018 - 2,558 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of *16,499.1* Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is st... more »

A Little Political Chatter

LL at Virtual Mirage - 18 hours ago
We dodged a very big bullet when we elected President Trump rather than the vile old crone. I realize that the progs and a number of RINO's were unhappy and the deep state was shaken to its core. But can you imagine *President Hillary* without a shiver of anxiety that reaches to your very core? The rampant corruption that the Clintons brought with them would have ruined the nation. Even though progressives reveled in the corruption and filth that the Hillary and crew represented, you have to think that even they must breathe a sigh of relief in retrospect of what might have been. A... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The offending 'Newsnight' graphic Owen Jones has been complaining in recent days about the lack of left-wing voices on the BBC News Channel. Meanwhile, though he himself may not have been on BBC News Channel either, he *was* on Radio 4's *The World Tonight* on Thursday, BBC Two's *Newsnight *yesterday and will be on the *Andrew Marr *show tomorrow. so he's not doing that badly out of the BBC. That says, he reckons he "may not be getting a BBC Newsnight invite ever again" after last night's squabbling and is demanding that they "must apologise in full and unreservedly" for their "out...more »

Saab's GlobalEye: an example of too many military eggs in one basket?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Saab's new GlobalEye, an airborne early warning and control platform, has just made its maiden flight in Sweden. Three have been ordered by the United Arab Emirates, and the company is pitching the aircraft (particularly its newly enhanced radar system) as a replacement for NATO's ageing Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft in due course. Here's a video clip of the first flight. The base platform is a Bombardier Global 6000 large business jet. Combat Aircraft reports: The GlobalEye features the new Erieye ER (Extended Range) active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in a... more »

FBI Agent McCabe Firing Appears Trump-Russian Mafia Vendetta: McCabe Spent Half Of His Career Investigating Russian Organized Crime in NYC, As Well As Being Witness Re FBI Director Comey Firing-Trump Obstruction Of Justice

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
The late Friday night firing of FBI Agent McCabe appears to be a Trump-Russian Mafia vendetta. FBI Agent McCabe spent … Continue reading →

Keep in mind that three Arkansas students received corporal punishment for protesting gun violence in schools on Wednesday. Just let that soak in.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
My kid and two other students walked out of their rural, very conservative, public school for 17 minutes today. They were given two punishment options. They chose corporal punishment. This generation is not playing around. #walkout — Jerusalem Greer (@JerusalemGreer) March 14, 2018 Courtesy of the Daily Beast: *Three students in a rural part of Arkansas have allegedly been smacked for participating in Wednesday’s national walkout protesting against gun violence. * *Despite that drastic punishment, one student’s mother, Jerusalem J. Greer, applauded her son and the other students... more »

Pentavalent Vaccine - Doctors Raise Red Flag

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Jacob Puliyel MD MRCP M Phil New Delhi, India 14 March 2018. Pentavalent vaccine (PV) that was introduced by India six years ago doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis- Tetanus) vaccine according to...

Northern Jet Stream within Normal Variability Range

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 19 hours ago
Andrew D. Jensen, Mirseid G. Akperov, Igor I. Mokhov, Anthony R. Lupo, Orcid and Fengpeng Sun. The Dynamic Character of Northern Hemisphere Flow Regimes in a Near-Term Climate Change Projection. Atmosphere 2018, 9(1), 27; doi:10.3390/atmos9010027 The dynamic character of an … Continue reading →

A date for your diaries

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of the BBC Media Centre: *BBC Radio 4 marks a year out from Brexit* On 29 March, with one year to go until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, Radio 4 will broadcast a number of specialist programmes under the theme Britain at the crossroads. This day of programming will go beyond the detail of the negotiations, and the drama of Westminster politics, to explore Britain’s future role and place in the world - and that of our European neighbours. Gwyneth Williams, Controller of Radio 4, says: “A year before Britain is due to leave the European Union we want ... more »

James Stephenson, News Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs, on the BBC's Telford coverage (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
James Stephenson So, this week's *Newswatch *with Samira Ahmed carried the BBC's second big interview of the day with James Stephenson, News Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs, about the BBC's coverage/lack of coverage of the Telford Muslim grooming gangs scandal. How did this one go? Well, I think Samira Ahmed did a decent job. I did wonder if she or someone in her *Newswatch* team has been reading *this* blog. She was right in there with that "15 second read" point about Tuesday night's fleeting mention on the story on the BBC's *News at Ten, *momentarily putting Mr. Stephens... more »

10 Greatest Military Operation Names

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Israeli troops on a 1976 rescue raid in "7 Days in Entebbe" (Focus Features) *Military.com:* *10 Greatest Military Operation Names* "7 Days in Entebbe" (now in theaters) tells the story of Operation Thunderbolt, the daring 1976 rescue of 94 Israeli passengers and 12 crew members from an Air France grounded in Uganda after a hijacking by German PLO sympathizers. Inspired by the movie, we've got a list of the ten greatest operation names in military history. The Entebbe raid was an enormous story back in 1976, so big that is wasn't totally overshadowed by the fact that the raid took ... more »

No Deals

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This has been said several times and i had not actually appreciated what this meant in terms of timing. We have heard of the 13,000 + sealed indictments. We have seen an increasing silence from the political class. All this supports theidea that extremely serious interviews are been held and the indictees are getting their house in order for the inevitable. In the normal course of events we might get public disclosure followed by deal making in which the indictee agrees to some form of penalty to a lesser charge to avoid a trial on a far more serious charge and in the process... more »

12 Foods with Hidden Sugars: #7 Is a Real Eye Opener!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The harsh reality is that processing food in order to preserve it for sale will seriously degrade the flavor and the go to for manufacturers for a century has been to simply add sugar. Thus any thing in a package will have some sugar. It may be very little but it is still there. Proof of that need is stevia which is a wonderful sweetener on its own. However it will also leave an off taste that you do not want. Yet adding a little sugar solves that problem. Thus we have the commercial solution which throws in a little sugar to provide that offset as well as to provide a pour c... more »

Doctors' Prescriptions Remain a Key Driver Behind Opiate Addiction

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: doctor.PNG] First, we have a non addictive product in canniboids and those have been now properly concentrated and metricized allowing properly controlled usage. Thus we can outright dump opiods in all forms and retain only as an option for the operating room. That is sensible.We must stop introducing opiods to a trusting population in all its forms. 1,600,000 incidental addiction is not a minor issue and the entire cost needs to be charged back to the pharmaceutical industry whose ability to ignore collateral damage is legendary. In the meantime the criminal cabal under th... more »

Possible North Korea Talks With U.S. By Kanga Kong ,

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Stepping back a bit, I do think that an agreement to merge North Korea with South Korea is in the works along the lines used by East Germany. I do think that Trump made this his objective in Beijing and i do think that the NK leaders accepted the terms. What we have now is working out the details and preparing the final agreement for all to sign in May. The NK leadership will retire gracefully and a ten year transition will commence. Certainly South Korea can afford this.. *Possible North Korea Talks With U.S. * *By Kanga Kong , * *Jihye Lee , and * *Nafeesa Syeed * *March 6... more »

Graphic video: Militant corpses left strewn out over Hama battlefield amid Syrian Army counter-attack

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – On Wednesday, different militant groups operating out of northern Hama province teamed up to conduct an offensive operation against the Syrian Army aimed at relieving pressure on allied rebel faction in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. At first, insurgents captured the towns of Kernaz and Al-Hamamiyat from Syrian government forces, however, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Warring Islamist factions in northwest Syria reach ceasefire after hundreds of rebel fighters kill each other – reports

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:32 A.M.) – Authorities from different Islamist militant groups have reportedly reached a ceasefire in northwest Syria after a weeks-long inter-rebel civil war that has left hundreds of fighters from all sides killed. Opposition and rebel sources claim that Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better know by its former name, Jabhat al-Nusra) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Militant raiders sent running back towards rebel lines after seasoned Syrian troops ambush them in west Suwayda

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – On Friday afternoon, rebel fighters attempted to raid Syrian forces positions near the government stronghold town of Al-Qurrayah in the western countryside of As-Suwayda province. Not long after undertaking the attack, insurgents walked into a prepared kill-zone set up by seasoned pro-government fighters belonging to a mostly Druze unit of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking video: Jaysh al-Islam fires radar-guided missile at Syrian Air Force helicopter over east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:46 A.M.) – Video footage (shown below) has emerged to back the claims of the Jaysh al-Islam militant group that its forces fired a radar-guided missile at a Syrian Air Force helicopter on Friday night. According to all sources, the radar-guided missile launched at the Syrian military helicopter came from a 9K33 Osa […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army says 70 percent of East Ghouta captured

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
The Syrian government troops have captured from militants 70 percent of the territory of Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta so far, the Syrian army command said. “Paying the price of the blood of our heroes who perished, and in coordinated efforts with our allied forces, we have managed to liberate dozens of settlements and villages in Eastern Ghouta… a total of 70 percent […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army readies to launch important operation in north Hama – Map

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:09 A.M.) – The Syrian Army and allied paramilitary groups are gearing up for a major operation aimed at securing the strategic hilltop area of Tal Sakhir in Hama province’s northern countryside. Syrian Army commanders have deemed the capture of Tal Sakhir to be of the upmost important due to the fact that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Literally hundreds of ex-ISIS fighters now serve with Turkey-led forces in Afrin – Picture evidence

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – It has become apparent that literally hundreds of rebel fighters that serve among the ranks of Turkish-backed forces in Afrin (namely, the Free Syrian Army) are ex-Islamic State militants. According to sources, the gradual rollback of ISIS across northern and eastern Syria between mid-2016 to the end of 2017 prompted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Tunisia.* "For the second consecutive year, *President Trump has proposed a substantial cut in U.S. assistance to Tunisia."* Tunisia *Israel wants a second Arab Spring, in order to create its Greater Israel?* *The aim of Operation Cyanide (1967) was to topple Egypt's President. US intelligence and military specialists were sent to Israel to plan the operation. Website* *In 2011*, Mossad and the CIA, using their assets within the Tunisian military, toppled Ben Ali the moderate, secular ruler of relatively prosperous Tunisia. THE CIA WAS INVOLVED IN THE 2011 TUNISIA REVOLT / THE... more »

Is the Iran Nuclear deal in jeopardy?

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 22 hours ago
A new round of sanctions could be levied against Iran, and the US could still withdraw from the agreement More The post Is the Iran Nuclear deal in jeopardy? appeared first on The Duran.

Is it any surprise? Student “walkout” to protest guns turns bigoted and violent

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 22 hours ago
Liberal intolerance ranges from suspension to physical violence and injury while cowardly liberals hide behind the letter of the law to conceal their domestic terror agenda More The post Is it any surprise? Student “walkout” to protest guns turns bigoted and violent appeared first on The Duran.

The My Lai Massacre Happened 50 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Vietnam marks 50 years since My Lai massacre: More than 1,000 gather to mark one of the most notorious episodes in U.S. military history where 504 unarmed civilians were gunned down by troops* *** WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT *** * Some 504 unarmed civilians were killed by U.S. soldiers on March 16, 1968 in Son My, Quang Ngai Province * Among those slaughtered in the attack were 182 women - 17 of whom were pregnant - and 173 children * More than 1,000 people remembered victims of the most notorious episode in modern U.S. military history Vietnam has marked 50 years sin... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* The yesterday referred to in tonight's meme is, of course, Tuesday. Even though Rex Tillerson is such a close personal friend of Putin and was obviously chosen by Senor Trumpanzee to be his Secretary of State for that very reason, Trump wasn't going to tolerate Tillerson being critical of the man he fears most in the world. And, so, Tillerson had to go. Trump had to show Putin that there would be swift punishment if anyone in his chaotic crackpot administration dared say a word against him. As I write this on Thursday night, it's worth noting that only today did the Whi... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Actually, Señor Trumpanzee has stated that he'll be running for "re-election" in 2020 several times. He's already been holding private fundraisers with the nation's finest sleazebags to entice those who want a piece of the action to cough up some dough. He's even said that he'd like to be "President for life." That would be fine with me if it meant that his life ended by the time I finish writing this. How fitting would it be if he choked on a piece of chicken or rodent bone from a bucket of his beloved KFC? Still, tonight's meme has a nice ring to it, and, can you imagi... more »

Wang Qishan Is Now China's Second Most Powerful Man

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog, attends the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee *Reuters:* *Xi's trusted 'firefighter' lieutenant becomes China's vice president* BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament chose former top graft-buster Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, as vice president on Saturday, a widely-expected move that nonetheless breaks with convention and underlines X... more »

The atmospheric ‘greenhouse effect’ is an adiabatic process

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 23 hours ago
Nikolov N, Zeller K (2017) New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temperature Model. Environ Pollut Climate Change 1:112.s A recent study has revealed that the Earth’s natural atmospheric greenhouse effect … Continue reading →

In Historic Upset, No. 16 Seed UMBC Beats No.1 Seed Virginia

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history against tourney favorites Virginia.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
UK police issues warning to Russia exiles https://t.co/MwSTGmYQsF — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 17, 2018 As the Syrian war enters its eighth year, here’s a breakdown of all military bases founded by different countries in Syria since the beginning of the conflict pic.twitter.com/lTYuoGB060 — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) March 16, 2018 Xi's trusted 'firefighter' lieutenant becomes China's vice president https://t.co/HsSLZH5Lt4 pic.twitter.com/aa7RRVghiT — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 17, 2018 For the first time since 1989, a majority of Americans (53%) now report h... more »

The Enormous Costs of Remaking the US Electric Power System

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 day ago
The climate alarmists are not only trying to argue that carbon dioxide is a pollutant and human-caused emissions should be controlled and reduced rather than the miracle molecule that makes life on Earth possible. They are also trying to get others to pay the extremely high costs of rebuilding and replacing the non-“renewable” plus hydro […]

The Strange Case of the Russian Spy Poisoning

James O'Neill at The Duran - 1 day ago
The obvious question again is: why do so now? More The post The Strange Case of the Russian Spy Poisoning appeared first on The Duran.

China Tells President Trump To Not 'Push It' On Trade, While The EU Prepares To Retailiate Against The U.S. If Tariffs Are Imposed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*SCMP:* *Don’t push us, China says to Trump’s demand for US$100 billion cut in the Sino-US trade gap* More talks behind the scenes expected as Beijing and Washington seek to avoid a trade war. Beijing underscored its determination to protect its interests after Washington demanded a US$100 billion cut in China’s trade surplus with the United States. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursday that the two countries should resolve their disputes through talks, since a trade war would not benefit either country. China would protect its legitimate rights if “somethi... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
US President Donald Trump tosses a hat into the crowd as he arrives to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. March 13. © REUTERS/ Kevin Lamarque *WNU Editor:* The above picture is form this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: March 10-16* (Sputnik).

The State of the Field in Climate and Security

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
After nearly fifteen years of study, what do we know about the relationship between climate change and security? I recently attended a Woodrow Wilson Center event organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) on the state of the field. Along with Geoff Dabelko, Halvard Buhaug, and Sherri Goodman, I offered my take on the […]

Several Palestinians Injured as IDF Use Live Ammo at Protest

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Mar 16, 2018 Several Palestinian protesters were injured in clashes with Israeli forces near Ramallah on Friday. The Israeli troops reportedly used tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition while trying to disperse the Palestinian protesters, who were protesting near the Jewish-only Beit El settlement near Ramallah. end

The FedRes Has Its Finger On The Button Of A Nuclear Debt Bomb

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Fed Has Its Finger On The Button Of A Nuclear Debt Bomb by Brandon Smith, http://www.alt-market.com/ I hear a lot of talk lately in the alternative media (and even the mainstream media) of the potential for World War III. The general assumption when one hears that term is that “nuclear conflict” is imminent. But a world […]

US Govt. Allows Terrorist Money-Laundering Banks to Go Unprosecuted

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Mar 16, 2018 Lawyers are challenging the federal government’s decision not to prosecute banks that laundered money for terrorist organizations. end

Fund Manager: Fake Job’s Report, Fed/Bank Collusion, & Gold Forecast

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SilverDoctors Published on Mar 16, 2018 The last job’s report was the best since July 2016. February saw 313,000 jobs added in the U.S. But Fund Manager David Kranzler reveals these statistics are misleading, and the truth is the U.S. actually lost full time jobs last month. Kranzler reveals new evidence of collusion between the big […]

My Lai Massacre: The Day US Military Slaughtered a Village & Tried to Cover It Up (GRAPHIC VIDEO). One of the Worst War Crimes in History

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
My Lai Massacre: The Day US military Slaughtered a Village & Tried to Cover It Up (GRAPHIC VIDEO) by https://www.rt.com/ Fifty years ago, a platoon of US soldiers stormed the quiet hamlet of My Lai in South Vietnam, unleashing a barrage of gunfire, grenades and sexual assault which left as many as 500 dead. – On […]

As Trump Moves Toward War, “The Resistance” Refuses to Resist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
As Trump Moves Toward War, “The Resistance” Refuses to Resist by Michael Krieger, https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/ Tuesday’s post, It’s Impossible to Overstate How Terrible Mike Pompeo Is, laid out the view that Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson represents a major shift toward war footing for the Trump administration, with Iran the specific target. This pivot was easily predictable, and I […]

Lavrov Accuses UK of Violating Law, Moscow Opens Case into the Poisoning of Skripal’s Daughter

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Mar 16, 2018 Russia has announced it’s opened a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of Yulia Skripal, the daughter of the former Russian spy who was also poisoned in the English city of Salisbury. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/918t end

UK Accuses Russia of Skripal Incident But They Had Cases of Lying in the Past – OPCW Representative

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Mar 16, 2018 Alexandr Shulgin, Russia’s permanent representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and ambassador to the Netherlands, discusses the issue of Skripal incident. end

The UK Government is Manufacturing Its Nerve Agent Case for ‘Action’ on Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The UK Government is Manufacturing Its Nerve Agent Case for ‘Action’ on Russia by Nafeez AHMED, https://orientalreview.org/ Official claim that ‘Novichok’ points solely to Russia discredited On Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that former Russian spy, Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, were poisoned with “a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia” known as ‘Novichok’. […]

Hezbollah Doesn’t Expect Israeli War But is Ready for One

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Hezbollah is not a terrorist group. This is Zionist propaganda. Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit is the real terror threat to the whole of middle east. – Hezbollah Doesn’t Expect Israeli War But is Ready for One by Reuters, https://www.ynetnews.com/ Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Qassem refuses comment on terror group’s military capabilities, deployments or plans, not wishing […]

Reality Check: Ex CIA Director Says U.S. Meddles for a ‘Good Cause’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Ben Swann Published on Mar 15, 2018 Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey said it himself, that yes, the U.S. meddles in other countries elections. But when we do it, it’s for the right reasons, it’s for a “good cause.” Is that true? This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else. end

Could Trump Stop Himself From Lying If He Wanted To?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Why would Trump be jealous?* Trump has told intimates that he doesn't want to fire Defense Secretary James Mattis because Mattis "looks" like a general. Appearances mean a lot to the imbecile illegitimate "president." I've heard from someone in the office of one of Trump's cosmetic surgeons that Trump is painfully aware of how ugly he's become over the years no matter how many nips and tucks he gets. That's why he absolutely loathes Justin Trudeau, who is both handsome and, unlike the lard-assed couch potato Trump has turned into, vigorous. On Wednesday evening at a private fundrai... more »

Breaking: ISIS scores big advance against Syrian Army in south Damascus amid powerful terrorist offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – Islamic State forces have achieved a dangerously big advance against the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary units in the southern Damascus district of Al-Qadam. The gains made by the terrorist group come after days of savage clashes with government forces who initially managed to take control of 70 percent of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Leveraging Popular Action to Irritate Relations with Japan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*So many Vietnamese wives imported into Taiwan means good Vietnamese food is available even in the smallest towns.* The KMT hates Japan (among older KMTers that hate is even genuine) and always attempts to split Taiwan and Japan. Because Taiwanese love Japan and vice versa, that is no simple task. One method has long been the use of private organizations and popular action to irritate Taiwan-Japan relations over the Senkakus and other issues. I've been following this on the blog for a while (here and here, for example). Five years ago I wrote: The [KMT] government in Taipei is clea... more »

"7 Days in Entebbe" — The Movie

Steve Byas at rss - 1 day ago
[image: 7-days-in-entebbe-the-movie] In this motion picture version of the daring 1976 Israeli raid to free hostages in Entebbe, Uganda, the audience is treated to the point of view of the terrorists, as well as the heroism of the Israeli commandos.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Cycle of Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Cycle of Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdgfKcJBS5M

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight. But both are winging their way across this broad celestial landscape, spanning almost 7 degrees across planet Earth's night sky toward the constellation Canis Major. *Click image for larger size.* The expansive Seagull (top center) is itself composed of two major cataloged emission nebulae. Brighter NGC 2327 forms the head with the more diffuse IC 2177 as the wings and body. Impressively, the Seagull's wingspan would correspond to about 250 light-years at the nebula's estimated dis... more »

"Just Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

"To Others And To Ourselves: Obligations"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"To Others And To Ourselves: Obligations"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we schedule too much in our lives trying to meet our obligations, we only end up draining our energy. We all encounter obligations in life, from spending time with family and friends to being present at important functions in the lives of the people who form our community. Many times, the obligations are actually fun and fulfilling, and we want to be there. At the same time, we all sometimes experience resistance to meeting these obligations, especially when they pile up all at once and we begin to feel... more »

Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Has Been Fired Effective Immediately By The Attorney General

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Politico:* *Sessions fires former FBI deputy director McCabe* Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday, dismissing the longtime bureau veteran who became a frequent target of criticism from President Donald Trump just days before he was set to retire Sunday. In a statement, Sessions said that the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility reviewed an inspector general's report about McCabe "and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe." *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I did no... more »

Is China Planning To Take Taiwan By Force?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Minnie Chan, SCMP*: *Is Beijing planning to take Taiwan back ... by force?* The mainland is refining the tactics that could pave the way for a forcible seizure of the self-ruled island, according to a senior adviser. Beijing is mapping out specific tactics to lure Taiwan into its orbit and possibly pave the way for forcible seizure of the self-ruled island, although there is no timetable for such a drastic move, according to a senior mainland Taiwan affairs adviser. Li Yihu, dean of Peking University’s Taiwan Studies Institute, said Beijing was reinforcing its “carrot and stick” a... more »

Over Chinese Warnings, President Trump Signs U.S.-Taiwan Travel Bill

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill; China 'strongly dissatisfied'* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views Taiwan as a wayward province. The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had not signed it, said the White House. The move adds to strains between the two countries over trade, as Trump has enacted tariffs and called for China to redu... more »

German City Sets an Example by Providing Organic Food to First Graders

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt* - Organic food is essential to growing bodies and minds.

To All Who Can Hear

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - We are up to the challenge, otherwise we would not be here.

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe fired just days before he was to retire with his pension intact. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Courtesy of thew New York Times: *Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director and a frequent target of President Trump’s scorn, was fired Friday after the Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected an appeal that would have let him retire this weekend. * *Mr. McCabe promptly declared that his firing, and Mr. Trump’s persistent needling, were intended to undermine the special counsel’s investigation in which he is a potential witness. * *Mr. McCabe is accused in a yet-to-be-released internal report of failing to be forthcoming about a conversation he authorized between F.B.I. ... more »

“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”* by Chet Raymo "The title of this post is another phrase from the poet Pat Boran. A lovely image, evoking friends in rocking chairs sipping ice tea or gin-and-tonics on a drowsy summer night. Out there in the darkness lightnin' bugs flash their sleepy semaphores. Somewhere afar off heat lightnin' illuminates the horizon. Our language drifts into the dark. We have words too for stars, for black holes and quasars, for the cosmic microwave background radiation. Our words leak off the porch into the summer darkness, bringing some small part of the ... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Song of the Builders"* "On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.” ~ Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early”

The Truth, the Trial and the North Korean Trojan Horse

Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi* *Politics, Asia* [image: A North Korean soldier lifts a flag of the Workers' Party of Korea at the start of the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding in Pyongyang] North Korea’s charm offensives have a track record of being diplomatic traps. The past week saw new developments on the Korean Peninsula. The meeting last week between Kim Jong-un and the South Korean delegation led by National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong and Chief of the National Intelligence Service Suh Hoon resulted in plans for an inter-Korean summit to be held in late ... more »

America Needs to Rethink Who It Sells Arms To

Christopher A. Preble at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Christopher A. Preble* *Security, Middle East* Too many American-made weapons end up being used against our own forces. Ask anyone who served onboard U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and they’ll probably tell you that there wasn’t that much that frightened them. Truth be told, the countries in the region were no match for Uncle Sam. On April 18, 1988, for example, Operation Praying Mantis pitted nearly all of the ships in Iran’s navy—three of them, plus some speed boats—against a handful of American combatants, and aircraft from the carri... more »

North Korea and Syria: A Chemical Weapons and Missiles Dynamic Duo?

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Middle East* A partnership the world must know about—and worry about. A newly released UN report highlights the longstanding ties between North Korea and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. The annual report is by the eight-person Panel of Experts that reports to the UN Security Council. The report is dated March 5, 2018 but appears to have only been released publicly this week. The report notes that the longstanding ties between Syria and North Korea appear to be intensifying as Pyongyang comes under growing international pressure because of its nuclea... more »

North Korea Could Launch a Swarm Strike Using Tech Straight out of World War II

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* How would Seoul respond? The North Korean People’s Air Force is predominantly composed of Soviet jet designs from the 1950s, or at least their Chinese clones, plus a smaller number of aircraft from the 1970s and 1980s. However, the most numerous aircraft in North Korean service is even more antiquated: a single-engine biplane transport that first flew in 1947. North Korea operates over three hundred An-2 and Y-5 biplane transports in at least six regiments, and they play a key role in its military strategy. How could these chunky biplanes pos... more »

How Turkey Destroyed Its Own Air Force

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* Yes, you read that right. Fighter pilots aren't cheap. The U.S. Air Force estimates that training a new pilot to fly a plane like the F-35 costs $11 million. And that doesn't count the priceless experience of a veteran pilot who has been flying for years. That's why the U.S. Air Force is willing to offer half-million-dollar bonuses to retain experienced fighter pilots. So a nation that throws its fighter pilots in jail is not just wasting money, but also an extremely valuable resource. Yet in the name of politics, Turkey's government has p... more »

North Korea's Most Lethal Weapon Isn't Nuclear Weapons (It's Underground Tunnels)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* And what they can send underneath the Demilitarized Zone. On November 15, 1974 a squad of South Korean soldiers stationed near Korangpo-ri, on the Korean demilitarized zone, noticed steam rising from the earth’s surface near to where they were camped out. Lt. Col. Michael Wikan, who served as a G-3 operations officer in Korea, recounted what happened next in the book *Espionage and the United States During the 20th Century*, by Thomas Murray: *one of the ROK soldiers with sharp eyes noticed the heat waves rising from the ground and went to the... more »

The 5 Worst Guns Ever (Colt Made the List, Twice)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* The worst of the worst firearms. Guns are tools meant to address life or death situations, so a poorly designed or manufactured gun often earns particular scorn. The gun world has long memories of particularly bad firearms, many of which sealed the fate of brave soldiers. The rapid pace of firearms development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries meant that few if any mistakes were repeated, but the memories of these weapons—some with lethal consequences for the owner—linger go on. Here are five of the worst guns ever made. *Chauch... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Necessary Evil

Former South African President Jacob Zuma To Face Corruption Trial

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *South Africa reinstates corruption charges against Jacob Zuma* *Chief prosecutor says ex-president will face prosecution on charges that dogged him in office* South Africa’s chief prosecutor has said the former president Jacob Zuma will face prosecution on corruption charges that haunted much of his term in office. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) last month, will be prosecuted for corruption relating to a 30bn-rand (£1.8bn) arms deal in the late 1990s, Shaun Abrahams told a media conference on Friday. *Read more* ...... more »

Feds Plot War on Natural Health, Boosting Big Pharma Profits

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: feds-plot-war-on-natural-health-boosting-big-pharma-profits] Under the guise of keeping Americans safe by restricting their choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is plotting a massive power-grab that could crush the popular natural-health industry under an avalanche of regulatory red tape and policy uncertainty. Consumers could also lose access to an array of natural remedies. The controversial federal plot, which critics say has no basis in law or the Constitution, comes as Americans become increasingly disillusioned with “Big Pharma” and establishment medici... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Umm Al Fahm, Haifa, Israel. Thanks for stopping by!

Arkansas Teen Confirms Mother’s Account of School ‘Paddling’ After Gun Protest

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Wylie Greer said he and two other students received "swats" after taking part in the National School Walkout to call for more stringent gun safety laws.

“The Fed Has Its Finger On The Button Of A Nuclear Debt Bomb”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Fed Has Its Finger On The Button Of A Nuclear Debt Bomb”* by Brandon Smith “I hear a lot of talk lately in the alternative media (and even the mainstream media) of the potential for World War III. The general assumption when one hears that term is that “nuclear conflict” is imminent. But a world war does not necessarily have to be fought with nukes. For example, we are perhaps already witnessing the first shots fired in a global economic war as the Trump administration gets ready to implement far-reaching trade tariffs. This action might provide cover (or justification) for d... more »

“How Much Longer Can We Get Away With It?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How Much Longer Can We Get Away With It?”* by Charles Hugh Smith "Alas, fakery isn't actually a solution to fiscal/financial crisis. This chart of "debt securities and loans" - i.e. total debt in the U.S. economy - is also a chart of the creation and distribution of new money, as the issuance of new debt is the mechanism in our financial system for creating (or "emitting" in economic jargon) new currency: when a bank issues a new home mortgage, for example, the loan amount is new currency created out of the magical air of fractional reserve banking. Central banks also create new c... more »