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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

13 December - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:57 pm MST

The Regressionism of Progressivism

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: the-regressionism-of-progressivism] We are typically told in school that the Progressive Era was a time when “good government” saved America from free markets run rampant, but historical facts tell a different story.

Climate Alarmists Reinterpret Data to Make Sea Level Rise Worse Than It Is

James Murphy at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: climate-alarmists-reinterpret-data-to-make-sea-level-rise-much-worse-than-it-is] Climate-change activists parading as scientists are at it again: falsifying data in order to show an alarming rise in sea level in the Indian Ocean.

Dirt Shirts and SITO: Promoting organic apparel and eco-friendly fashion

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola When was the last time you considered what your clothes were made of? If you’re like most people, you may not realize how important organic clothing is, or why. In this interview, Marci Zaroff, founder of the first organically certified textile mill in the U.S., will help enlighten us about the merits of organic

Meet the tiny mobile home that comes equipped with a tiny greenhouse

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
This tiny greenhouse is going to change the lives of future residents. When people make the dramatic, yet increasingly popular, switch to tiny house living, they’re not just choosing to live in a smaller place. They’re choosing adventure (if it’s a mobile home), the outdoors because having a tiny interior encourages residents to venture outside, and

Cancer researcher/pianist says she was kicked off SPIRIT airline for breastfeeding

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
It was quiet for awhile but we knew it was bound to happen again…last week Spirit Airlines kicked the acclaimed concert pianist (and Grammy-nominated artist) and cancer researcher (a Yale graduate who holds degrees in molecular biophysics, biochemistry, and music), Mei Rui, off a flight for being “non-compliant.” Her crime? Breastfeeding. Rui was supposed to

Wet Wipes: One of the biggest stealth health threats

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola How you clean your teeth has become a matter of media attention in the past several years as the move toward using wet wipes has created sewer monsters costing some cities millions of dollars to repair. The demand for wet wipes began in the early 1970s when the industry expanded the single-packed,

Keaton Jones Bullying Controversy

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
An initial outpouring of support for a bullied kid veered into controversy over his mother's Facebook posts and a GoFundMe campaign.

THE PAROCHIALS: "The best love story, ever!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017Part 4—Ages, 44 and 19:* Long ago and far away, the Washington Post established the lens through which today's Alabama Senate election would be viewed. More precisely, it happened on November 10 (on-line, November 9). On that day, the Post reported that an Alabama woman, Leigh Corfman, was accusing Moore of molesting her in 1979, when she was 14 years old. That was a very serious charge. Instantly, the Post injected a note of confusion into the proceedings. It did so by including reports by two other women who said that they had dated Moore during that s... more »

WATCH: Cops Beat Unarmed Man to Near Death With Batons ‘Like Rodney King’ – Hearing Begins

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: hearing]A preliminary hearing started this week in the case of two cops who were caught on video severely injuring a man—beating him like Rodney King.

Cops Hold 11yo Black Girl at Gunpoint, Cuff & Arrest Her—While Looking for 40yo White Woman

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: girl]An 11-year-old girl is now terrified of walking out of her home after police officers held her at gunpoint and arrested her while searching for a white woman.

A pro-Trump SuperPAC thought it was a good idea to have a 12 year old girl interview accused pedophile Roy Moore, and other Alabama election news.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *A pro-Trump super PAC arranged for a 12-year-old girl to interview Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) as he faces mounting allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. * *The America First Project brought Millie March, a girl whose interviews during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) went viral, to Alabama to interview Moore. * *“We decided that we were going to bring Millie to Alabama, after everything that’s happened in this Alabama Senate race up until this point,” America First Project’s Jennifer Lawrence said in the video, ... more »

A New, More Affordable Way to Read My Favorite Textbook

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
From Inside Higher Ed: The new offer, called Cengage Unlimited, will give students access to more than 20,000 Cengage products across 70 disciplines and 675 course areas for $119.99 a semester.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Bolton, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Well-defined, quantitatively predictive papers become more popular in average

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Like her ex-mentor Lee Smolin, Sabine Hossenfelder really hates modern physics. She wrote another diatribe titled Research perversions are spreading. You will not like the proposed solution. Well, I hate not only her proposed solution but also her analysis, her assumptions, her way of thinking that isn't really thinking, her lack of integrity, and everything else that is connected with the deceptive idea that she has anything sensible to say about modern science. In her first paragraph, Science has a problem. The present organization of academia discourages research that has tangib... more »

Energy prices jump after explosion at gas hub in Austria

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Sky: UK natural gas prices have jumped to a four-year high after an explosion at one of Europe’s biggest supply hubs. One person was killed and 18 others were injured in Tuesday’s blast at the plant near Austria’s border with Slovakia. The explosion set off a fire – and […]

The Air Force Is Training F-35s To Fight Russia and China in a War

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The Air Force F-35 is using “open air” ranges and computer simulation to practice combat missions against the best Chinese and Russian-made air-defense technologies. *While the Air Force aims to prepare for the unlikely contingency of a potential engagement with near-peer rivals such as Russia or China, Air Force planners recognize that there is much more concern about having to confront an adversary which has purchased air-defense technology from the Russians or Chinese. Air Force F-35 developers emphasize that, while there is no particular conflict e... more »

X-32: The Fighter Plane That Almost Replaced the F-35

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * So what happenned? *Built to the same specifications, the X-32 and the F-35 had relatively similar performance parameters. Deciding to compete on cost, Boeing designed the X-32 around a single-piece delta wing that would fit all three variants. The X-32 lacked the shaft-driven turbofan lift of the F-35, instead using the same thrust vectoring system as the AV-8 Harrier. The X-32’s system was less advanced than the F-35’s, but also less comple* The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Mar... more »

The Navy's Battleships Will Never Make a Comeback (Ever)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * And the reasons should be obvious. *But the most important advances may come in survivability.The biggest reason to build big ships may be the promise of electricity generation. The most interesting innovations in naval technology involve sensors, unmanned technology, lasers, and railguns, most of which are power intensive. Larger ships can generate more power, increasing not only their lethality (rail guns, sensors) but also their survivability (anti-missile lasers, defensive sensor technologies, close-defense systems). The missile magazines that l... more »

The Story of How the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor Was Assassinated

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* A history lesson from the pages of World War II. *But what’s really interesting is that compared with the controversy over today’s targeted assassinations, there was remarkably little fuss made over the decision to kill Yamamoto. The U.S. military treated it as a purely military matter that didn’t need civilian approval. Admiral Nimitz authorized the interception, and the orders were passed down the military chain of command. There was no presidential decision nor Justice Department review. It’s hard to imagine that the killing of a top Al Qaeda l... more »

China Is Still Angry Over the Last Taiwan Crisis (And Its Military Is Ready)

J. Michael Cole at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*J. Michael Cole* *Security, Asia* A history you need to remember. *Buttressing the desire to share intelligence (and perhaps technology), moreover, is the fact that all four countries are U.S. allies/partners and democracies aligned against two revisionist, authoritarian, and destabilizing regimes. Thus, despite the growing threat it faces from an increasingly powerful China and the high uncertainty surrounding the future of the region, circumstances—particularly the potential for Beijing to alienate Seoul should the relationship continue to sour—could in fact turn more favora... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste' Cop Issues Bizarre Instruction; Kills Anyway Rioting Protesters Breach US Embassy Gates In Beirut, Repelled By Tear Gas And Water Cannon Chicago Woman Who Filmed Brutal Kidnapping And Torture Of Disabled Teen Sentenced To Community Service 49 Countries Have Violated Sanctions On North Korea "You Grow Up Wanting To Be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You've Become A Stormtrooper For The Empire" California Is Running Out Of Prisoners To Fight Its Deadly Wildfires Russia May Turn To Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency To Cha... more »

Drilling Down on Fake News

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
*Should the Corrupt Mainstream Media be Considered to be * *ENEMIES OF THE STATE?* (NY Post) CNN on Monday walked back an “exposé” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions that turns out to have exposed nothing, except maybe the network’s own bias. The original report back in May blared that Sessions hadn’t listed those two meetings with Russia’s ambassador on his FBI disclosure forms prior to his Senate confirmation hearings. Now CNN admits that *the FBI told Sessions not to list* any of his dozens of meetings with other countries’ diplomats as part of his senatorial duties. To be fair, ... more »

Censored News targeted in law enforcement dragnet of Standing Rock water protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Censored News coverage of Standing Rock water protectors, police excessive force and DAPL security brutality. Collusion of big oil, big money and law enforcement results in targeting of Censored News for coverage of Standing Rock Water Protectors By Brenda Norrell, publisher Censored News The Intercept exposed a blueprint of the intelligence operation at the North Dakota fusion center

Displacement Crisis In Iraq, When Will People Go Home?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently released two reportsdetailing the continued displacement crisis in Iraq. The IOM is the major organization dealing with this issue in conjunction with the United Nations and the Iraqi government. Since the end of 2016, thousands of people started returning to their homes. Those remaining however, are facing a series of difficulties that may keep them from going back for the foreseeable future. The ebb and flow in fighting to liberate the country from the Islamic State shaped the displacement patterns in Iraq. From July 20... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Dec 12

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
1922 Sir Herbert Samule proposed UK create Arab state of Iraq Hijaz Palestine Trans-Jordan maybe Najd 1932 Shiite leaders told Yasin Hashemi they would back him for PM if they got majority of cabinet posts 1973 Govt offered new autonomy plan for Kurds but rejected by Mustafa Barzani and KDP 1982 Iran attacked Qasr e-Shirin central Iran 1983 Iraq fired missiles at 6 Iranian cities killing 24 and wounding 283 1996 Uday Hussein seriously injured in assassination attempt in Baghdad by Nahdah opposition group 2001 Gen Franks briefed Rum...more »

When the cure for terrorism is worse than the disease

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 15 hours ago
There's a conundrum in anti-terror operations. Military necessity dictates stopping, killing and capturing terrorists. However, the priorities of ordinary citizens are, more often than not, simply *survival;* and, after survival, the security of their property and possessions. This has led to many situations where military counter-terror operations have been opposed by local civilians, on the grounds that they are suffering more from them than the terrorists. (Iraq and Afghanistan have provided many examples.) The most recent such situation occurred in Marawi, in the Philippine... more »

Argentina: Not a Bird, Not a Plane...Was there a UFO Over Las Heras?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Source: MDZ (Argentina) and Planeta UFODate: December 10, 2017* *Argentina: Not a Bird, Not a Plane...Was there a UFO Over Las Heras?* *A small light shone in the skies over Mendoza. It was hard to tell whether it was a drone. See the video.* It happens often and goes unnoticed. At this rate, technology gives us many tools to find an answer when a strange object appears in the sky, particularly a UFO. However, when it happens on an ordinary day, the only tool readily within reach is human eyesight. This video was recorded only minutes ago in the Department of Las Heras. Initial... more »

National Democrat PACs Going All Out to Defeat Moore in Alabama

Steve Byas at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: national-democrat-pacs-going-all-out-to-defeat-moore-in-alabama] Alabama Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Doug Jones, running against Republican Roy Moore, claims he is not a national Democrat — but massive amounts of outside money from national Democrats don't support that claim.

Paris: “We’re Still In!”— WHY?

William F. Jasper at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: paris-we-re-still-in-why] Despite President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris Accord — and the vehement condemnations he has received from the globalist choir for doing so — *we are still in*.

State Department Pays Think Tank to Meddle in Venezuela’s Politics

Michael Tennant at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: state-department-pays-think-tank-to-meddle-in-venezuelas-politics] The State Department gave a globalist think tank nearly $1 million to help opposition parties oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Alabama Voters Go to the Polls Amidst Media Circus

Kurt Hyde at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: alabama-voters-go-to-the-polls-amidst-media-circus] Alabama voters go to the polls today to elect a new senator to replace Jeff Sessions, who resigned from office in order to become U.S. attorney general in the Trump administration. The liberal news media, reminiscent of the presidential election of 1964, has all but ignored the issues that separate the two major candidates, instead focusing on emotionally laden allegations.

My mirror selfie for this week

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
My mirror selfie for this week. Next week will post another. If I am murdered in Greece by George Soros, Alexis Tsipras and the NWO, fact is, it is the Austrian embassy in Athens that has to inform the Austrian authorities. Now, we know for sure the embassy staff there are acting on behalf of […]

Robert Mueller has now inadvertently proven that he was bribed by the Russians over Uranium One and probably sent secret emails to Hillary about it, time to fire him and investigate him

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
“Has special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation been contaminated? This very good question was asked by the very credible Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard. In my view, the simple answer is: yes,” writes the Washington Post as calls grow for Robert Mueller to be fired for his politically motivated handling of the Russia […]

BWorld 169, On tobacco tax and plain packaging

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last November 30, 2017. Protection of private property rights — including physical and intellectual — is an important cornerstone of a free society. People can exclusively use, keep, sell, donate or give away their property if they want to. There is a measurement of property rights protection worldwide being done annually by the Property Rights Alliance (PRA), a Washington DC-based think tank. It produces the annual International Property Rights Index report and partners with independent, nongovernment, and market-oriented think tanks and instit... more »

Birth Control Pill Officially Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - But don't worry because it prevents other cancers, they say. The post Birth Control Pill Officially Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer appeared first on Waking Times.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Stuck in a meeting this morning. Blogging will return 13:00 EST.

From Watergate to Russiagate: from the sublime to the ridiculous

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The string of false media stories about Russiagate shows the media's desperation as proof for the Russiagate collusion allegations fails to appear More The post From Watergate to Russiagate: from the sublime to the ridiculous appeared first on The Duran.

Energy 104, Ric Barcelona on energy investment and subsidies

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
I am reposting an article by a friend, Ricardo "Ric" Barcelona, published in the Inquirer last November 27, 2017. I attended the book launching of Ric's book, “Energy Investment: An Adaptive Approach to Profiting from Uncertainties” last November 22, 2017 at Shangrila Hotel Makati. Good work and congrats again, Ric. --------------- *Why do subsidies often fail?* In writing my new book, I came face to face with three energy investment paradoxes. All trace their roots to generous subsidies. Counter-intuitively, generous subsidies did not result in wide scale deployment of renewables... more »

Donald Trump is now making insulting sexual insinuations about a female Senator via Twitter. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017 Well I think we all know what "and would do anything for them" means in this case, just like we all knew what he meant by "“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever" when he was talking about Megyn Kelly. ... more »

US strikes shoot up in Somalia

Jessica Purkiss at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 15 hours ago
US strikes in Somalia shot up in November, with American planes carrying out five times as many strikes as they did in the previous month.

Fukushima Daiichi Looks Terrible

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Fukushima Daiichi's atmospheric emissions visible on the TEPCO webcams wax and wane. When the emissions become too thick, TEPCO lowers a crane-held device into Unit 1 and sprays some substance, which may be water or perhaps something else entirely. I saw TEPCO spray about a week ago. Since that time, the emissions have risen quite notedly, as you can see in the screenshots below taken this morning (weather conditions are free of precipitation but cool at 32F): In the image below, taken from Webcam 4, there are splotchy purple and red patches that appear behind the crane in the ... more »

Ten Quotations from Brian W.R. Jones

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*"A commitment to Philosophy and Self Knowledge, is a commitment to challenging your own and other peoples delusions" * *"Freedom will come when the people of the world want it so badly that they demand that those in power step aside - remove forever the ideas of collectivism and replace it with the power and responsibility of the individual to control their own lives" * *"The more power we allow in to the hands of other men and women, the less control we have over our own lives"* *"It should be no surprise to anyone-that through the forced indoctrination by our Rulers/Masters... more »

Keep Victory In Our Sights!

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20171212-keep-victory-in-sight.pdf This is a unique moment. The old paradigm of geopolitics is crumbling, even though it is still kicking and dangerous, as in the case of the current chaos around Jerusalem. But the New Paradigm of mutual advantage is rapidly gaining ground; and the potential alliance of China, Russia, and the United States signifies the potential for an epic advancement for mankind. We should keep victory in our sights. In the U.S., there are now howls from the Washington and London empire crowd, that their Mueller Russia-gate ploy is failin... more »

Is Social Media 'Ripping Apart' Society?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Fortune:* *Facebook Is 'Ripping Apart' Society, Former Executive Warns* Last month, former Facebook president Sean Parker expressed fears over what the social network is “doing to our children’s brains.” It was developed to be addictive, he said, describing Facebook as a “social-validation feedback loop” that exploited weaknesses in the human psyche. Now another Facebook alum has come out with deep regret over his involvement in the company’s work. This time it’s venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook’s former head of user growth, who told the Stanford Graduate School ... more »

BWorld 168, Uncertainty in mining policy and the Manicani debate

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last November 23, 2017. The Duterte administration’s mining policy shows continuing uncertainty. First, ex-DENR secretary Gina Lopez issued a Department Administrative Order (DAO 2017-10) banning open-pit mining for metallic products. After her rejection by the Commission on Appointments (CA) last May, it was expected that her successor, Sec. Roy Cimatu, would recall or reverse the order. He did not. So the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) formally recommended the lifting of the ban last October. Then President Duterte himself declare... more »

Retired Navy Officer: America Is Vulenerable to a Cruise Missile Attack

Sandy Clark at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Sandy Clark* *Security, * A threat we have been ignoring. As North Korea continues to sharpen its ability to launch nuclear-tipped missiles aimed at the American Homeland, U.S. ballistic missile defenses have been deployed to match the rising threat. Unfortunately for the United States and our allies, a greater threat is a “sucker punch” from cruise missiles. With the advent of long-range nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles in the 1960’s, the United States Homeland was at minimal risk of surprise attack thanks to the accompanying concept of Mutual Assured Destru... more »

The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships'

David Axe at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. Northrop Grumman is trying to convince the U.S. Navy to transform the branch’s EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare planes into motherships for small, slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. The 12-foot-long “Dash X” drone fits inside the military’s Tactical Munition Dispenser. Deployed mid-flight and extending pop-out wings, the Dash X flies under its own power a... more »

"Brass? More Like Titanium!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
”You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext.” - Then Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday, March 2, 2014 as he sharply denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's "stunning, willful" actions during Russia's invasion of Ukrainian territory.

Europe Is Warning The U.S. That Proposed Tax Cuts Would Contravene Existing Trade Agreements

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Europe's five biggest economies warn Trump that his tax plan may violate international trade rules and harm the global economy by giving US companies an advantage over foreign rivals* * Trump planning tax reforms that could reshape international business tax rules * But finance ministers from five EU countries have voiced 'significant concerns' * Fears reforms could risk 'seriously hampering genuine trade' between US and EU * Ministries from UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany issued warning in a letter to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Europe's five biggest ... more »

[Graphic 18+] Turkish-backed rebels execute 4 people in northern Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) executed four people inside the northern Aleppo city of Jarabulus this week. According to reports, the FSA fighters executed the four men on charges of being Islamic State (ISIS) emirs and agents that fled eastern Syria for Turkey. The FSA alleged these men were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Arab anger: Governments and protesters walk a fine line

James M. Dorsey at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is simmering anger at Arab governments. The subtext demarcates a delicate balance between Arab youth frustrated with governments that are seemingly unwilling and unable to stand up […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian troops begin military withdrawal from Khmeimim Air Base

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The first Russian plane with military personnel onboard left the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria’s Latakia province to return to their permanent bases in Russia, Tuesday. The departure follows the announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. The Russian Air Force began […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces suffer big setbacks in Deir Ezzor amid endless ISIS attacks

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – US-backed, Kurdish-led forces operating in the southern countryside of Deir Ezzor province have hit a virtual brick wall over the last fortnight, encountering fanatical resistance from ISIS. Although accomplishing a number of key objectives over the last month in the region such as reaching the Iraqi border and securing the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian strategic bombers to return home after completing tasks in Syria

Hasan Khat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Russia’s Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have set off from an operational airfiled in North Ossetia heading back to their home bases, after completing tasks of fighting terrorists in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said. “After successfully completing tasks of targeting terrorist facilities in Syria, crew members of the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have started […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian military police battalion returns home after Syria mission

Hasan Khat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
A military police battalion of the Southern Military District, which fulfilled tasks in Syria, has been taken to Dagestan’s capital of Makhachkala by two cargo aircraft, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. “Since May 2017, the battalion’s personnel had fulfilled tasks on controlling the ceasefire implementation in the de-escalation zones, ensuring security of civilians during […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

3 Syrian Army tank divisions begin liberation of Idlib as Russian airstrikes continue to purge jihadist forces

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army, backed up by Russian airpower, has commenced in earnest its operation to liberate the province of Idlib from jihadist-led militias, deploying massive force of arms. Today morning, the Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, 8th Armored Division and 11th Armored division renewed offensive operations throughout southeast Idlib, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Can we be friends now? Turkey no longer sees Syrian government as a “threat”

Brecht Jonkers at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (01:40 PM) – Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu has clarified the new Turkish policy regarding Syria, both the Syrian government and the Kurdish forces in the north of the country. Cavusoglu did this on Tuesday, in the wake of the recent ISIS defeat in both Syria and Iraq. “”Currently, there is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Time to mop up: Afghan army gears up for large offensive against ISIS

Brecht Jonkers at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (01:00 PM) – The armed forces of Afghanistan are gearing up for a large-scale offensive against the ISIS presence in the north of the country, the Afghan Ministry of Defence stated. “(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in the northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: ISIS launches shock offensive against Syrian Army, crosses the Euphrates in force

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – Islamic State forces have carried-out a surprise offensive against the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitaries, crossing from the eastern bank of the Euphrates River to attack pro-government units on the western shore. According to fresh reports from military-affiliated sources, an ISIS strike force stationed on the eastern shore of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia-Middle East Nuclear Pusher Produces Useless “Evidence” In Denial Of Whistleblower Claims Re Communications With Trump NSA Flynn On Inauguration Day; Congressman Cummings Again Invites Copson For Interview

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“According to the whistleblower, Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partners—which funded Flynn’s trip to the Middle East … Continue reading →

Merry Christmas? Trump Is Going To War Against Jesus... But In A Very Real And Profound Way

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Has Donald Trump ever gone to Church with an open mind and open heart? You probably know in your own heart the answer. When Jesus said "And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels... He was talking about the hungry and thirsty, the homeless, naked, sick, and imprisoned, right? *Proverbs 14:31*: "He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the... more »

Shock Report Reveals Pentagon & HUD ‘Lost’ $21 TRILLION—Enough to Pay Back Nat’l Debt

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: trillion]The Pentagon and HUD can't account for $21 trillion over just the past 17 years—enough money to pay back the current U.S. national debt.

The science world is shocked by this 26 year old’s answer to antibiotic resistance. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
The science world is shocked by this 26 year old’s answer to antibiotic resistance – Ideapod https://ideapod.com/science-world-shocked-26-year-olds-answer-antibiotic-resistance/?utm_content=buffer04bc2&utm_medium=share&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=msa Advertisements

Indulging In Too Much Marijuana Is Causing This Rare Condition in Users. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
Indulging In Too Much Marijuana Is Causing This Rare Condition in Users – Awareness Act http://awarenessact.com/indulging-in-too-much-marijuana-is-causing-this-rare-condition-in-users/?=cc

Voyager 1 Just Fired Up Some Thrusters For The First Time In 37 Years. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
Voyager 1 Just Fired Up Some Thrusters For The First Time In 37 Years | Scribd https://www.scribd.com/article/366315308/Voyager-1-Just-Fired-Up-Some-Thrusters-For-The-First-Time-In-37-Years?source=Facebook+Ads&medium=mobile_web_auto_ad&campaign=AutoPub1-CONVERSIONS%40Scribd_Auto_USD1%2F23842522777240607&adset=2017-12-06_en_xUS_ARTICLE_PopSci_MOBI-ALL_Voyager-1-just-fired-up-some-thrusters-for-the-first-time-in-37-years_i0%2F23842721741550607&adSetId=23842721741550607

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find http://www.sciencealert.com/people-who-pick-up-grammar-mistakes-jerks-scientists-find

Experts: Alzheimer’s Disease Might Be ‘Foodborne’

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
Experts: Alzheimer’s Disease Might Be ‘Foodborne’ http://ewao.com/2017/12/10/experts-alzheimers-disease-might-be-foodborne/

The US Flirts With Geoengineering to Stymie Climate Change. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
The US Flirts With Geoengineering to Stymie Climate Change | WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/the-us-flirts-with-geoengineering/?mbid=social_fb

American astronauts are going back to the moon, Mars under Trump’s new directive. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
American astronauts are going back to the moon, Mars under Trump’s new directive | American Military News https://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/12/american-astronauts-are-going-back-to-the-moon-mars-under-trumps-new-directive/?utm_campaign=alt&utm_source=skyfighters&utm_medium=facebook

Once you learn these 10 lessons from Mark Twain, you’ll live a kick-ass life. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
Once you learn these 10 lessons from Mark Twain, you’ll live a kick-ass life – Ideapod https://ideapod.com/learn-10-lessons-mark-twain-youll-live-kick-ass-life/

20 Things A True Gentleman Does Differently 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
20 Things A True Gentleman Does Differently – iRelease http://irelease.org/20-things-a-true-gentleman-does-differently/

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 17 hours ago
Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/aliens-proof-evidence-facts-stars-scientists-extraterrestrial-life-et-intelligence-a7377716.html

Musical Interlude: Shakira, “Empire” (Instrumental)

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Shakira, “Empire” (Instrumental) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RCpgW4JwCo

"A Message From The Ministry Of Homeland Security"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago

What Should We Fight For?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: what-should-we-fight-for] What America needs is a new national consensus on what is vital to us and what is not, what we are willing to fight to defend and what we are not.

The Soviet Union Also Had A Secret Fleet Of American Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Hush Kit:* *Red Star: The incredible story of the American fighter jet that fell into Soviet hands* Much has been written about USAF’s secret fleet of Soviet fighters, but far less known is the counter story of the American fighter that ended up deep in Russia during the Cold War. At the end of the war in Vietnam, the USSR received several samples of US aviation equipment captured by the victorious Vietnamese communists, among them was a F-5E light fighter-bomber (of a total of 27 that the North Vietnamese found). The F-5E, serial number 73-00807, was delivered to the Soviet U... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
So this happened at Roy Moore's campaign rally last night: ... on the eve of Tuesday’s election, his wife Kayla Moore attempted to shoot down one of the lesser known allegations against her husband. “Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews,” Kayla Moore said.... “One of our attorneys is a Jew,” she continued, pausing for cheers and laughter from the crowd. “We have very close friends that are Jewish, and rabbis, we also do fellowship with them.” She's being widely mocked in parts of the country where there are more Jews than there are in Alabama. This happened at the... more »

Psychologist under fire leaves university to start private practice

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
Jens Förster, a prominent social psychologist whose work has been subject to much scrutiny, recently left his position at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany to start a private psychology practice. We’ve verified with the university that Förster no longer works there, but the circumstances of his exit are not entirely clear. Förster’s research has faced considerable […] The post Psychologist under fire leaves university to start private practice appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Through A Glass Darkly

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The future does not look bright. George Monbiot writes: The trouble begins where everything begins: with soil. The UN’s famous projection that, at current rates of soil loss, the world has 60 years of harvests left, appears to be supported by a new set of figures. Partly as a result of soil degradation, yields are already declining on 20% of the world’s croplands. Now consider water loss. In places such as the North China Plain, the central United States, California and north-western India – among the world’s critical growing regions – levels of the groundwater used to irrigate c... more »

Kim Jong Un can control weather — Just like Gore & the UN!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Denmark News.Net: PYONGYANG, North Korea – Making a bizarre claim, the North Korean media claimed that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un can control the weather. According to North Korea’s state media, Kim Jong Un controlled the weather when he scaled a sacred mountain. The dictator is […]

Matt Ridley On The BBC’s Blue Planet

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood An honest assessment of the BBC’s Blue Planet II from the ever perceptive Matt Ridley: Nothing that Hollywood sci-fi screenwriters dream up for outer space begins to rival the beauty and ingenuity of life under water right here. Blue Planet II captured behaviour that was new to science as well […]

Trump Says Accusations of Sexual Misconduct ‘Fabricated’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
President Donald Trump said he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."

City Official: San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dead at 65

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Lee died early Tuesday, 12 December 2017. He was 65.


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
And good riddance... Oh! I'm sorry, was that insensitive, or not politically correct enough? How very rude of me! Tough... I don't care who doesn't like it. - CP


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Honoria" by Taylor Caldwell “This is a true story about a nation which was once great. At the outset, we will call that nation "Honoria;" but you will readily guess her true name, as the story unfolds. Honoria had always been distinguished by a strong, sturdy, industrious middle class, composed of farmers, artisans, shopkeepers- virtuous and sane and devout. But the middle class presented a threat to an all-powerful government, determined to protect the rich and the strong- and the worthless, the mean, the haters-of-work, the whining cowards who wanted everything for nothing. So t... more »

"Do Not Live For Others..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you." - Christopher Hitchens

"I Rescued A Human Today"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"I Rescued A Human Today"* by RescueMeDog.org "Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about m... more »

Here Are 10 Horrifying Future Wars That We May Live To See

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*List Verse:** 10 Horrifying Future Wars We Will Live To See* War is one of humanity’s constants. No matter how enlightened we become or how much our technology changes, we’ll still spend our time killing one another. As such, it is inevitable that today’s younger generation will experience war. The only question is when. These 10 examples of war could well blow up within the next few years. Some are regional, some are global. Some are small, some are big. The only constant is how horrifying these conflicts could potentially be. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I could add a few m... more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Tom Parkin duly slams the Libs for a "middle class" tax message being used to sell a giveaway to the rich: Here’s the blunt facts: the tax cut by Finance Minister Bill Morneau gives $0 to anyone earning under about $45,000. Then the benefit starts phasing in. At $90,000, the benefit is $670. And every person earning over $90,000—even people with million dollar paycheques—gets the $670. University of Laval economist Stephen Gordon recently pointed out that a $90,000 income is in the top 10% in Canada. And according to Statistics Canada’s mos... more »

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 17 hours ago
A recently published British study about Type 2 diabetes confirmed what The Drs. Wolfson have been saying all along… …losing weight can put type 2 diabetes into remission long-term. The cause is the cure. The study found that weight loss was closely linked with type 2 diabetes remission, with 86% of those losing 15kg or […] The post How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Wife Of Senior Justice Department Official Demoted Last Week Worked For The Firm That Produced The 'Trump Dossier'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Wife of demoted DOJ official worked for firm behind anti-Trump dossier* EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election. Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted offici... more »

So what the fuckity fuck is going on with Senator Lindsey Graham?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Was there collusion between DOJ and Fusion GPS to use Democratic funded dossier for political and legal purposes? We need to know the answer to those questions. https://t.co/z8wKjcvxiT — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 8, 2017 So now Graham, a former never Trumper, is joining Sean Hannity, and Alex Jones, on the "DOJ conspired with the DNC to sabotage the Trump campaign" bandwagon? It’s long past time for a Special Counsel to investigate Clinton email scandal, Uranium One, role of Fusion GPS, and FBI and DOJ bias during 2016 campaign. — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamS... more »

The man who gave fake “Trump dossier” to John McCain speaks out

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
British spy Christopher Steele told "go between" to reach out to McCain. More The post The man who gave fake “Trump dossier” to John McCain speaks out appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: 2 Palestinians killed in Israeli drone strike on Gaza

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
There are fears that a full scale war will now breakout in Gaza. More The post BREAKING: 2 Palestinians killed in Israeli drone strike on Gaza appeared first on The Duran.

Dennis Rodman should be taken seriously as a US peace envoy to North Korea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
If the US actually wants peace with North Korea--it is imperative that Washington does not dismiss an unlikely but unambiguous diplomatic asset. More The post Dennis Rodman should be taken seriously as a US peace envoy to North Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Palestine can be a decisive factor in finalising a rapprochement between Turkey and Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Turkey and Syria see eye to eye on many issues, except that of normalising relations with one another. However, today's announcement from Turkey brings normalisation one step closer, while a united anti-sectarian front over Palestine could help seal the deal. More The post Palestine can be a decisive factor in finalising a rapprochement between Turkey and Syria appeared first on The Duran.

"Save A Life With STR"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Save A Life With STR"* by Thegreenman “During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics). She said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away. She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell Admits That He Launched A Intelligence War Against President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Acting director of the CIA Michael Morell with former CIA Director Leon Panetta. Image source: Wiki Commons *Politico:* *Ex-Spy Chief: Russia’s Election Hacking Was An ‘Intelligence Failure’* Former acting CIA director Michael Morell says the agency missed the meddling until it was too late. The politics of spying in America has never been more intense. President Trump has taken to publicly bashing his intelligence agencies and continues, a full year later, to question their conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 U.S. election on his behalf. For their part, an array of car... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Trump plays the race card yet again by targeting affirmative action on campus* *I would have thought it was affirmative action advocates who are playing the race card. Trump is opposing use of race in admission decisions. The writer below pins his argument about the evilness of Trump on blacks being under-represented in tertiary colleges. But what does that prove and why is it bad? To the race-obsessed Leftists it is obviously bad but people not concerned about race might simply say: "That's the way the cookie crumbles" and leave it at that. And given the long-term f... more »

The Collapse of Major Media

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - It’s a long-term trend, and it’s called good news. The post The Collapse of Major Media appeared first on Waking Times.

A piece of aviation history

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
The Sikorsky R-4 was the first helicopter to go into mass production for the US armed forces (and a few for Britain's Royal Air Force). Between 1942 and 1944, 131 were built. The aircraft was announced to the public in 1942. It was the first time most people had ever heard the word 'helicopter', and the aircraft's capabilities were, at the time, extraordinary. Here's the first publicity film of the R-4. The R-4 saw combat in Burma, where it was used for combat rescue and casualty evacuation from the thick jungle. You can read about its first combat rescue mission here. It... more »

Does Spending on War Increase Employment?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
Donald Trump's cryptic comment about "the calm before the storm" while in the presence of top-ranking military officials and his ongoing Twitter feed reminding North Korea and Iran of their place in the global village have made a paper by economist Heidi Garrett-Peltier more pertinent, given the importance of military spending to the U.S. economy. Let's start by looking at a summary of U.S. military spending by year (in billions of dollars) since fiscal 2003: Here is a graph showing U.S. annual military spending as a percentage of GDP going back to 1960: With that background, l... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Investigation finds Swedish scientists committed scientific misconduct* *Probe centered on controversial paper that claimed microplastic pollution harms fish* Two Swedish scientists have been found guilty of "misconduct in research" in a paper that they published in Science1 and later retracted. Their highly publicized work had suggested that tiny particles of plastic in the ocean harm fish. The misconduct ruling was made by an investigative board from Uppsala University in Sweden, where the researchers work. Marine biologist Oona Lönnstedt and limnologist Peter Eklöv originally... more »

The Collapse of Major Media

Activist Post at Activist Post - 18 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport As I indicated in a recent article, the B-team, or even the C-team, is now heading up the national evening news in... more »

Surveillance Video of NY Terrorist Released Immediately, Still Not 1 Image from Vegas Months Later

Activist Post at Activist Post - 18 hours ago
By Matt Agorist On Monday morning, a 27-year-old alleged terrorist by the name of Akayed Ullah walked into the underground tunnel between Times Square and... more »

Congressman Gowdy [R-SC] Refuses To Speak With Whistleblower Re Trump NSA Flynn’s Plan To Lift Sanctions In Order To Work With Russia To Build Nuclear Reactors In The Middle East

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
“It is astonishing to me that you, as the sitting Chairman of the Oversight Committee, are declining to meet with … Continue reading →

US Congressman Gregory Meeks Of NY Introduces H.Res.655 – Calling For Congress To Investigate Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against President Trump

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
“H.Res.655 – Calling for Congress to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trump. 115th Congress (2017-2018) All Actions H.Res.655 … Continue reading →

The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing Day 7 Autism Adulthood

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
We'd like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics...

Age of Autism Matching Gift Event Success!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Dear Friends: Thanks to everyone who donated in our November Matching Gift program. You generously gave $4510 which our donor is matching. Frankly I'd like to sing his/her name to the world. But the gift is anonymous. In our little...

Autism Rocks the Casbah: Tehran Building Schools

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
From Tehran Times: “Shortage of funds and facilities is impeding establishment of autism schools unless we have enough students nationwide, but it is our policy to set up schools for autistic children in Tehran,” ILNA quoted the organization’s director Majid...

Corbyn Launches Labour Muslim Group Headed By "Israel Has No Right to Exist" Activist - BBC don't report

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'A Labour activist who tweeted "Israel has no right to exist" and suggested Jewish people are stingy is spearheading a new group for Muslims in Labour which Jeremy Corbyn helped launch last night. John McDonnell, Dawn Butler, Andy Slaughter, Rupa Huq, Wes Streeting and Afzal Khan were also present at the launch of the Labour Muslim Network, hosted in parliament by Ali Milani, an NUS Vice President who was criticised for past anti-semitic comments. In 2012, Milani posted a tweet suggesting Jewish people are stingy:"Nah u won't mate it will cost you a pound #jew". He also sent mess... more »

"A Logical Explanation..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"There is a logical explanation for everything, often mistaken for the reason it happened." - Robert Brault

Money can buy happiness – it just depends how you got it

Charlotte Pickles at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 19 hours ago
The post Money can buy happiness – it just depends how you got it appeared first on UnHerd.

Social media is “destroying society”, warns former Facebook exec

Geoff Heath-Taylor at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 19 hours ago
The post Social media is “destroying society”, warns former Facebook exec appeared first on UnHerd.

Kant’s Theory of Republicanism, Man’s Rights, and Peace

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 19 hours ago
Immanuel Kant believed that true peace is possible when states, which follow the “republican” principles and respect the rights of their own citizens and also the foreigners, are organized in a voluntary league which promotes peace. In his 1793 essay, "Theory and Practice,*"* Kant says that a “republic” is a political system which is based on the principles of freedom and equality for the citizens—in his 1795 essay, "Perpetual Peace," he says that a republic is a political system in which the citizens depend on a common legislation. Pauline Kleingeld, sums up Kant’s view of a rep... more »

“The GOP Tax Bill Is a Deep State Scam”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“The GOP Tax Bill Is a Deep State Scam”* by Bill Bonner "The mainstream press seems obsessed by the harm being done to Americans… by foreigners. Specifically, it is alleged that the Ruskies interfered and thus tainted the otherwise pristine US presidential elections. Iran and North Korea may attack on any day. And Mexico and China are stealing jobs and killing the economy. Here at the Diary, we propose that all these fears be set aside. Let us breathe the cool December air of quietude and confidence. With Mr Trump in the White House… Congress in session… the ‘Eye in the Sky’ of 17... more »

American arrogance at Futenma

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
I am writing this from the Henoko area where we are staying tonight in a lovely traditional Okinawan house – seven of us sleeping on the floor on bamboo mats. The rest of our group is in another house about five miles away. Early in the morning we will gather at Camp Schwab (US Marine base) for the daily gate blockade. It is at this base that the twin-runways are being built on top of pristine Oura Bay. Protests have been held here daily for over three years. This morning we went to Futenma (US Marine air base) in Ginowan city and joined local community activists for their d... more »

Dabaa Nuclear Plant : Sidi Abdel Rahman is safe for now

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 19 hours ago
[image: A sidi Abdel Rahman beach] It is just safe for the time being !!! The Sidi Abdel Rahman beaches and its crystal baby blue water and white sand have survived for the time being a nuclear apocalypse as Putin and Sisi did not sign the final agreement of Egypt’s Nuclear power plant in Dabaa, which is a couple kilometers away from Egypt's best North Coast beaches !! They only witnessed the signing an agreement to launch work on Egypt's first nuclear plant between the Egyptian government and Russia Rosatom despite the final contract concerning the financial as well technical deta... more »

Who wouldn't take a shot?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
mood pic.twitter.com/7kh2ztL4bl — Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 10, 2017 You know when I first saw this I thought it looked a little silly, but the more I thought about it the more I wish I had an opportunity to work off a little of my rage by kicking that huge flabby ass. By the way I understand that was fashioned on Trump's actual derriere.

Topping Up the Beche-de-mer, Trochus, and Copra

Willis Eschenbach at Skating Under The Ice - 20 hours ago
Having come back to the Solomon Islands after a seven-year absence, I’ve been noticing what has changed and what hasn’t. The people are still as friendly. The roads are still as bad. However, some progress has been made. On my daily walk into town, I see both old and new things. For example, they have…

BUSTED: George Soros behind documentary film company organizing sexual misconduct smear against Trump

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Not a big surprise to see Soros pulling the strings. More The post BUSTED: George Soros behind documentary film company organizing sexual misconduct smear against Trump appeared first on The Duran.

Megyn Kelly interviews three women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
None of the women raised new allegations against Trump. More The post Megyn Kelly interviews three women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Turkey’s twisting the truth: There won’t be a joint anti-Kurdish op with Russia

Andrew Korybko at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Turkey is engaging in a cunning display of perception management techniques in hinting that it might coordinate a joint anti-Kurdish operation with Russia because it wants to put maximum pressure on the PYD-YPG Syrian Kurds in the run-up to next year’s “Syrian National Dialogue Congress” More The post Turkey’s twisting the truth: There won’t be a joint anti-Kurdish op with Russia appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: ISIS fighters scream and cry before being blasted by Assad’s tanks

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The footage was recovered by the Syrian army from a dead Jihadi's Go Pro helmet cam. More The post WATCH: ISIS fighters scream and cry before being blasted by Assad’s tanks appeared first on The Duran.

Glenn Greenwald believes CNN’s “multiple sources” spreading fake news are Congress members (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Who are theses Congressional "multiple sources" feeding CNN fake news? More The post Glenn Greenwald believes CNN’s “multiple sources” spreading fake news are Congress members (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Turkey no longer views Syria, Bashar al-Assad as a threat

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has announced that they no longer see the 'Syrian regime' as a threat, Sputnik News reports. More The post BREAKING: Turkey no longer views Syria, Bashar al-Assad as a threat appeared first on The Duran.

“A Millennial Job Interview"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Daniel Brea, “A Millennial Job Interview" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0KjdDJr1c Quoting the Mogambo Guru, "We're so freakin' doomed!"

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout per BBC News who leave the clue as to motivation a little too high in the report

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This BBC anti Brexit report purports to show the results of a report by the American Rand Corporation that is very negative on Brexit. The trouble is that the BBC left this line a little too high in their report: 'In Europe it has advised the UK government on policy issues such as mental health, as well as the European Parliament and the European Commission.' I think that I'll take their report's conclusions with a large pinch of salt. BBC report here http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42315280

Scientific Proof Is A Myth

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The idea of proof is best described as the output of a logical process whose domain set can be quite fuzzy and it assumed to be fuzzy when applied to science generally. Thus fuzzy input strongly suggests fuzzy output. But it is still logical proof, but strictly constrained by the parameters produced by fuzzyness. Thus the headline statement is false by the forgoing statement. What is completely true is that all scientific data is fuzzy and output must be at least as fuzzy. My own work provides an exact model to completely describe the universe itself from only the accepta... more »

Muir: "People Are Going To Be Wiped Out" By Short-VIX ETFs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Key warning. The present market has now built up a catastrophic level of leverage and a completely reasonable move will likely crater the brokerage industry itself. The prudent man not only exits the clearly super leveraged securities if he is aboard at all, but also shifts his capital into safe haven securities or even into cash. Right now the Bitcoin market boom has made folks seriously reckless. Yet Bitcoin is no stock. It is something uniquely different and will not impact stocks directly but has encouraged a crowd of doubtful stock scammers. look out. Through all th...more »

Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is actually seriously neat. Continuously responding to ambient heat allows voltage a harvesting on a chip which may well be suffice to drive the device. May also be able to convert that energy into a coherent radiation source which will make for a near loss free system. Still a ways to get thee but we are surely half way there for recognizing what is happening mechanically. all Good. It also seriously informs us that the actual graphene surface is not stable at all. Much trickier than that and now potential much more useful as well. . *Physicists Just Found a Loophole i... more »

America’s Forever Wars

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What is happening strategically, is that the USA is slowly but surely making any form of warfare well nigh impossible without USA support and participation. Recall that a mere helicopter loaded with a handful of troops can lay waste any serious concentration of manpower arrayed against them. Thus already all enemy forces are compelled to rely on insurgency methods. Add in the Strategic Space planetary bombardment fleet with its computer guided rapid discharge laser weapons, all of which is a mere figment of my imagination, and all forms of surface warfare is hopelessly obsole... more »

50 US Congresswomen Demand Investigation Of Trump’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct FINALLY

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
Some Background: In 1997 a former business partner, Jill Harth Houraney (plaintiff) filed suit against Trump (defendant) alleging sexual harassment, … Continue reading →

Reaction vs Overreaction

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*In Praise of Dramatic Overreaction* I might be a broken record. Whenever somebody comes to me with a problem, I have a stock response. Those of you who know me understand that I'm too old and wicked to change. "Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women!" I realize that it's a cliche Hollywood line and yet, I internalized it in my younger years and made it my own. This is my response to SiGraybeard's blog yesterday. It has nothing to do with this topic.There is something to be said for dramatic and disproportional overreaction. President ... more »

X22 Report, “The World Is About To Change And Those Who Are Sleeping Better Wake Up”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
X22 Report, “The World Is About To Change And Those Who Are Sleeping Better Wake Up” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJzvv4uQnP0 *Related followup report:* X22 Report, "Countries Begin To Challenge The Petro Dollar, It's Only A Matter Of Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_7INorL1Kw

MIT scientists: There is an invisible force field protecting Earth

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 21 hours ago
MIT scientists: There is an invisible force field protecting Earth http://ewao.com/2016/05/04/mit-scientists-there-is-an-invisible-force-field-protecting-earth/ Advertisements

Ph.D. Student’s Thesis presents “Scientific evidence” the Earth is flat

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 21 hours ago
Ph.D. Student’s Thesis presents “Scientific evidence” the Earth is flat http://ewao.com/2017/05/10/ph-d-students-thesis-presents-scientific-evidence-the-earth-is-flat/

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 21 hours ago
A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain – iRelease http://irelease.org/a-giant-neuron-has-been-found-wrapped-around-the-entire-circumference-of-the-brain/

Inside the corporate investigations business

Henry Williams at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 21 hours ago
How big companies employed private security firms which used all sorts of methods to monitor the public

The hidden world of “private spies”

Meirion Jones at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 21 hours ago
Our latest investigation into private spies

Dutch film about the Bitcoin religious cult

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Pablo C. sent me a link to a fascinating September 2017 Dutch documentary VPRO Tegenlicht Het Bitcoin evangelie (50 minutes) which shows that the Bitcoin isn't really a clever new technical solution to a problem. It is a religious cult led by extremely emotional and basically unhinged people who have crazy views about almost everything. The film is in Dutch but most of the interviews are in English. Almost all Dutchmen speak English very well but these bilingual programs show that the Dutch language is basically fading away. For sure, bilingual TV documentaries would be considered a... more »

dreams - pull your finger out

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
now this was gorgeous, already the dream was vivid and memorable and surreal but then it did this... I got a splinter. Yeah, a tiny little splinter at the tip of my left index finger. So, I got the fingernails of my right hand under it and started to pull. And it came out, but then a new one grew. So I pulled that one out but it came and came and came... Then it turned decidedly weird, like I was pulling out an insect foot, shin, thigh.... I could see the hairs on the insect leg as I pulled and pulled this thing out of my index finger and it kept coming. But that was only the l...more »

Malthus Redux

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that there’s another neo-Malthusian trying to convince us that global starvation and food riots are just around the corner. This time it’s David Archibald right here on WUWT. Anthony had posted a graph showing gains in various human indicators, viz: But…

Study: finds a solar amplification mechanism by which solar activity & cosmic rays control climate

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: The HockeySchtick writes: A paper published today in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics finds another potential solar amplification mechanism mediated by galactic cosmic rays [GCRs] (and distinct from Svensmark’s cosmic ray theory of climate). The author demonstrates: Solar modulation of GCR [Galactic Cosmic Rays] is translated down to the…

Oceans Cool Post Nino

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being HadSST3. The chart below shows SST monthly anomalies as reported in HadSST3 starting in 2015 through November 2017. After a steep drop in…


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
... Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday. *Sold for $450 million.* In 2017, the 'Jewish mobster' Dmitry Rybolovlev sold the above 'fake' Leonardo to Abu Dhabi. In 1958, the painting was sold by Sotheby's auction house for less than fifty pounds because experts refused to believe that Da Vinci painted it. In 1996 Dmitry Rybolovlev was arrested for murder, but later set free. In 2008, Dmitry Rybolovlev bought Trump's seaside Florida mansion, Maison de l'Amitie, for $95 million. *Mar a Lago.* Donald Trump has been close friends with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, whose father wa... more »

Sorgner @ Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner as well as the famous French philosopher Bernard Stiegler will be keynote speakers at the forthcoming conference “Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives” which will take place from Wednesday the 20th until Friday the 22nd of June 2018 in Lille. If you wish to participate in this ground-breaking event, please respond to the Call for Papers which you find on the following website: http://www.ethconference2018.com/eng/

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*-by Noah* Within 24 hours of tonight's meme being posted, we should know where Alabama stands. Will they vote for Roy Moore to, once again, endorse racism, homophobia and other indecency; this time while adding their support for child molestation, or, will they vote for Doug Jones, a decent man who prosecuted those who killed four young girls in a church bombing in Birmingham? Judging from the past, even the very, very recent past, I suspect that many Alabama voters despise Doug Jones for that very fact. One need only look at the voter suppression tactics that have been codified ... more »

Elmo isn't Gramsci for kids and the mythical soft bigotry of low expectations

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 23 hours ago
This short essay was originally published on *The Daily Censored* on *August 11, 2011*. It would seem that all of the old works on that site are gone. That's unfortunate because I published a lot of work there. I had a teaser here linking to it, a practice I stopped doing precisely because I've learned from harsh experience that websites die and all the content is lost (like my *At The Chalkface* works). I was able to track down a reprint on Susan Ohanian's site, but her site is having issues as well. Ultimately, I was able to retrieve a copy of the reprint from the Wayback Machine... more »

Delays, cuts, benefit changes: domestic violence refuges in crisis

Maeve McClenaghan at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 23 hours ago
As MPs head to parliament to debate the future of funding for women’s refuges, the Bureau reveals huge delays in promised funds and takes a closer look at the current crisis.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian officers in Syria orders Syrian president Assad where he can go and where he can’t while Putin is around pic.twitter.com/9Y85rJRfgR — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) December 11, 2017 Here is the video: “You Bassar Assadovich please stop and wait here”. Yes, in his own country: pic.twitter.com/78VojTAaPx — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) December 11, 2017 On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria https://t.co/YvwYmkmdl6 — AFP news agency (@AFP) December 12, 2017 South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit https://t.co/u... more »

What Would Happen if Duterte Implemented A “Revolutionary Government”?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 1 day ago
Duterte is going to feel the heat from the US, and it’s just a question of whether he’ll be in a better position to counteract it if he has absolute power or if he abides by the constitution’s limitations to his authority. The post What Would Happen if Duterte Implemented A “Revolutionary Government”? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

John Horgan Approved Site C for LNG industry Proponents-Site C Power is Big LNG Bait....Site C power, paid for by BCers is...Freebie carrot power on offer to big LNG

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* "Shock the monkey" Site C....2 years into a 10 year project and already it's nearly $3 billion over budget..from $8.2 billion dollar budget to a now projected $10.7 billion cost...expect that price-tag to rise to $14 billion...we're only 2 years into this 10 year project.. Why did John Horgan approve Site C?...Sunk costs...BC Hydro rate increases with nothing to show for it....future energy demand...nope, it wasn't any of those reasons...Sunk costs, all in was just over $2 billion dollars....BC Hydro claimed/submitted to the BCUC that Site C remediation ...more »

Su-35 Jets Escort President Putin's Plane Ahead Of His Unannounced Visit To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor: *The above video is from this link .... *Putin watches escorting Su-35 jets from presidential plane* (VIDEO) (RT).

Remembering Simeon Booker, “The Dean of Black Journalists”

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Long before he retired from his daily work, Simeon Booker had earned widespread recognition as a living legend, even from people who only knew him by name or the work he had done.

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | It’s a Rag Blog Happy Hour and Stocking-Stuffer at Ruby’s BBQ!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Event: Rag Blog Happy Hour & Stocking-Stuffer! When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2-4 p.m. Where: Ruby’s BBQ Address: 512 W. 29th St. (at Guadalupe), Austin, TX 78705 Telephone: 512-477-1651 Cost: Free and open to the public Food: Ruby’s beer and … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | It’s a Rag Blog Happy Hour and Stocking-Stuffer at Ruby’s BBQ!

Steve Russell : Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The last war on U.S. soil ended in 1848, unless you count the NRA v. common sense. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2017 Steve Russell wrote the following article for The Rag Blog as a … finish reading Steve Russell : Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© kremlin.ru *WNU Editor: *The above picture is form this link .... *Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase* (RT).

Did Moscow Propose A Noninterference Agreement With The United States When It Comes To Elections?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS *John Hudson, Buzz Feed:* *How Secret Talks With Russia to Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed* *With the 2018 midterms on the horizon, Moscow proposed a sweeping noninterference agreement with the United States, US officials tell BuzzFeed News. The Trump administration said no. * The Trump administration has rejected a sweeping Russian proposal seeking a mutual ban on foreign political interference, three senior US administration officials tell BuzzFeed News. Russia first broached the subject in July, when one of V... more »

Otis Redding Died Yesterday, 50 Years Ago, Age 26... 26--Hard To Believe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I took my job as chairman of the Student Activities Board at my college, Stony Brook, very seriously. I did all I could to offer the students the best concert and lecture series anywhere in America. We had historic concerts by Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, the Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Ravi Shankar, Smokey Robinson, The Byrds, Tim Buckley, Big Brother, The Dead, The Temptations and in 1967-- in between the release of *King & Queen* with Carla Thomas and his tragic death, at 26 years old, in a plane crash in bad weather-- Otis Redding. That tragic plane cr... more »

What Is The Mood In Russia Today?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attend a rally in Moscow, Russia October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *WNU Editor*: AP takes a stab at trying to understand what is the mood in Russia today .... *In Putin’s heartland, apathy and disappointment rule* (Nataliya Vasilyeva, AP). A to what is my take .... the impression that I am receiving from friends and family members is that for those who are under 40 .... they want change .... a new leader/political party/direction. The over 40 crowd .... they want Putin and more of the same. This is a clear generational ... more »

More Rockets Fired From Gaza. Israel Responds With Tank Fire And Airstrikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Illustrative: Flares fired by Israeli forces to check the border are seen over Gaza City on February 6, 2017. (Mahmud Hams/AFP) *Times of Israel:* *After Iron Dome shoots down rocket fired at Ashkelon, IDF hits Gaza targets* Two rounds of rocket fire and Israeli responses, a day after Israel blew up Hamas terror tunnel dug under the border Israeli forces attacked Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians fired a rocket toward the southern city of Ashkelon, the army said. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery. After the roc... more »

“Being Alone”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Being Alone”* by Cognitive Dissonance “The habitually blind are always so certain of their perfect vision they must gather in groups to recite their ignorance to each other in order to dispel the stench of denial. If I say it often enough, and then hear it repeated by all those around me, it must be true. It is said the greatest pleasure experienced by the ignorant is the endorphin rush received from hearing their words repeated to others by others as if it were the gospel. Each time a lie is repeated a little of the grime is removed until finally it stands reformed into a truth ...more »

"There Is No Salvation..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You observe your children or your children’s children, making the same absurd mistakes, heart-rending mistakes often, which you made at their age. And there is nothing you can say or do to prevent it. It’s by observing the young, indeed, that you eventually understand the sort of idiot you yourself were once upon a time - and perhaps still are.” “One can fight evil but against stupidity one is helpless… I have accepted the fact, hard as it may be, that human beings are inclined to behave in ways that would make animals blush. The ironic, the tragic thing is that we often behave in... more »

"The Eternal Silence Of Infinite Spaces..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The eternal silence of infinite spaces frightens me. Why now rather than then? Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time have been ascribed to me? We travel in a vast sphere, always drifting in the uncertain, pulled from one side to another. Whenever we find a fixed point to attach and to fasten ourselves, it shifts and leaves us; and if we follow it, it eludes our grasp, slips past us, and vanishes for ever. Nothing stays for us. This is our natural condition, most contrary to our inclination; we burn with desires to find solid ground and an ultima... more »

“No Escape from Existential Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“No Escape from Existential Reality”* by Sartre "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick "Finally agreement! No one can dispute the reality that we all will die. Since most choose to block out this fate or find it discomforting to consider, the roots of denial are sown. Refusal to confront the one great similarity that all humans share, is a trait that has greatly affected our political and social lives. Life is to be lived, no doubt. But how you live it greatly depends upon how you treat the final ending. Death, freedom, existentia... more »

"The Human Condition..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition." - Albert Ellis

Putin’s Syrian withdrawal announcement: neither a full Russian withdrawal nor victory in Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
Putin's withdrawal announcement does not spell the end of Russian involvement in Syria or signal the end of the war in Syria More The post Putin’s Syrian withdrawal announcement: neither a full Russian withdrawal nor victory in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

TENSHUNZ: ZOMG its WAR if US navy calls at Taiwan port

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Not China.* Chinese diplomatic bluster once again gave us a ZOMG TENSHUNZ moment. Reuters reported, headlining *China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat*: A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means. Since the Taiwan government doesn't sell papers by hyping tension, Focus Taiwan more rationally headlined *Taiwan responds to Chinese diplomat's threat with call for peace* Taiwan's government wa... more »

Yes, Sylvia Thompson Really Is a Black, Conservative, Female Writer

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The pronouncements of a right-wing, African-American columnist are "too good to be true," for some. But they are authentic.

Child marriage is still legal in the US

Nicholas Syrett, Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas atPolitics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.

To prevent the next global crisis, don't forget today's small disasters

Tilly Alcayna, Researcher in disaster preparedness, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), Harvard University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
From California's fires to the Rohingya, headlines can be overwhelming these days. But that doesn't mean we should neglect so-called 'silent crises,' which can quickly erupt into global disasters.

Why evangelicals are OK with voting for Roy Moore

David Elcott, Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
A scholar who has interviewed hundreds of Christians across the country explains how he sees religious beliefs and values intertwining with pragmatic concerns.

FAMU’s New President Accused of Defamation for “Hot Mic” Remarks

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Within days of being appointed president of Florida A&M University, Dr. Larry Robinson has become embroiled in a dispute involving one of his vice presidents, several members of the board of trustees and shocking comments reportedly made into an open mic and broadcast live by the campus radio station.

Community Colleges Higher Education’s Backbone

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Increased student borrowing, more generous financial aid and the increased value of a college degree have all conspired to drive up tuition, two economics professors argue in a new paper released Tuesday.

Just when you thought Liberals couldn’t find a new level of Stupid to dig their way to…

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 1 day ago
*NYC Mayor’s Program Offers Gift Cards to Defendants for Taking * *Courtroom Friendliness Survey* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has an $800,000 program in place that uses taxpayer money to pay criminal suspects and court defendants with gift cards in exchange for taking a survey about the friendliness and comfort of Manhattan’s courtrooms and NYC criminal Justice system, the *New York Post reported.* The *survey* asks participants to rate the courteousness of judges and prosecutors — and even courtroom temperature. Those who complete the 144-question survey get a $15 Dunkin’... more »

Trump Paying Back Zionist Lobby

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 11, 2017 Clashes once again erupt between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians as protests continue in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip over the US declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. This is the fifth consecutive day of demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza. Israeli troops fired […]

On Contact: The Israeli Occupation of Palestine with Mohammad Saba’aneh. The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from […]

Jerusalem Unrest: New Round of Protests Rocks the World in Wake of Trump’s Decision

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Dec 11, 2017 The past 24 hours have seen a fresh wave of violent protests against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and move the US embassy there. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8ufi end

Divided Over Peace: Top EU Politicians at Odds with Netanyahu Over Trump’s Move

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Dec 11, 2017 Top European politicians state clearly they don’t welcome Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has told EU leaders there is no other place for the capital. Mustafa Barghouti from the Palestinian National Initiative and Yoram Ettinger, a retired Israeli ambassador argue about […]

CNN Pundit on Fake News: Trust Blunder-Prone Media as They Expose Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
CNN Pundit on Fake News: Trust Blunder-Prone Media as They Expose Trump by https://www.rt.com/ Factually inaccurate reports are a natural by-product of fighting Donald Trump’s “system of lies”, CNN pundit David Frum has reassured the public. The Atlantic senior editor’s comments were made in the wake of false reporting by ABC and CNN. – “The mistakes […]

Rob Kirby: The New World Reserve Currency Will Be Cryptocurrency BACKED BY GOLD & SILVER

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Rob Kirby: The New World Reserve Currency Will Be Cryptocurrency BACKED BY GOLD & SILVER by https://www.silverdoctors.com/ Rob provides a timely update on the “cryptoization” of gold & silver… Rob Kirby interviewed on Reluctant Preppers: – With $21 TRILLION gone missing from DOD and HUD, as recently revealed by researchers, WHERE IS THE MONEY, how is it being […]

The Intercept exposes FBI informant owned gun in Red Fawn case at Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Read article .https://theintercept.com/2017/12/11/standing-rock-dakota-access-pipeline-fbi-informant-red-fawn-fallis/

The Top 100 Arms-Producing And Military Services Companies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Forbes:* *The World's Biggest Arms Companies [Infographic]* Sales of arms and military services across the world totaled $374.8 billion last year, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri). That's 1.9 percent higher than 2015 and the first year of growth after five years of decline. American companies had a $217.2 billion slice of the global arms market in 2016, driven by large export orders as well as several major acquisitions. *Read more* .... *Update:* The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military ser... more »

Fault Lines in the Constitution at the National Constitution Center

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 1 day ago
Along with Gerard Magliocca, who will be talking about his excellent new book on the Bill of Rights, my wife Cynthia and I will also be at the National Constitution Center on Friday, December 15 (which happens to be Bill of Rights Day) to talk about our book *Fault Lines in the Constitution. *We were in Washington this past weekend speaking at the National Archives, and anyone interested in watching that presentation can click on to this Youtube site. We address eighteen different such fault lines and can necessarily talk only about a small subset of them at any given presentation... more »

Russia and China Are Doing Joint Air Defense Drills to Prepare for a Surprise Attack

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* Any idea who they fear? Russia and China are kicking off a series of joint air defense exercises called Aerospace Security-2017, highlighting the growing strategic partnership between the two great powers. In recent years, Russia and China have more or less set aside their differences dating back to the Soviet-era to jointly push back against the American-led liberal institutional world order. “In 2nd Aerospace Security 2017 Russian-Chinese Anti Ballistic Missile (ABM) defence computer command post exercise (CPX) has kicked off in the Air and M... more »

CHAMP: America's EMP Missile That Might Be Able to Fry North Korea's Nukes

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Or start World War III. One of the options that the United States is looking at to counter North Korea’s nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles is an experimental weapon called CHAMP. CHAMP stands for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP). It uses bursts of microwave energy —an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)—to disable electronic systems. The idea would be to launch a cruise missile such as an AGM-86C—which is carried by the Boeing B-52—that is armed with a CHAMP warhead to disable Pyongyang’s nuclear forces. The weapo... more »

Fix U.S. Airport Security before It's Too Late

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Derek Maltz at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Emanuele Ottolenghi, Derek Maltz* *Security, North America* [image: A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official's wears a TSA badge at Terminal 4 of JFK airport in New York City] Where drugs can enter the country undetected, so can explosives. The same security flaws that allow drugs into the United States can be exploited by terror groups and may eventually lead to another 9/11-type mass terror attack. It is time to close that gap by focusing on illicit cargo with the same intensity that we do on dangerous passengers. Since 9/11, Americans have gotten accustomed to ... more »

Why China Plans to Invade Taiwan

Ian Easton at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ian Easton* *Security, Asia* [image: J-10 fighter jet aerobatic team of China Air Force fly in formation during a rehearsal on the outskirts of Beijing] China's rapid military buildup is focused on acquiring the capabilities needed to annex, or conquer, Taiwan. A Chinese diplomat in Washington recently threatened that China would invade Taiwan if the U.S. Navy sent a ship to visit the democratic island, something that Congress has called upon the Pentagon to do in 2018. Is this just empty rhetoric? Or does it reflect Beijing's actual intentions? It's actually a bit of both. Ac... more »

The Saudi-UAE Alliance Could Be Weaker Than It Appears

Samuel Ramani at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Samuel Ramani* *Security, Middle East* [image: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir attends the annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in Kuwait City] The potential for tension between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is illustrated by an increasing number of foreign-policy disagreements. On December 5, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Ministry announced the creation of a joint cooperation and coordination committee with Saudi Arabia. This committee provides an official forum for Saudi Arabia–UAE security collaboration outside the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council (... more »

The Federal Land-Grab Dreams of Donald Trump

Marc Rehmann at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Marc Rehmann* *Politics, North America* [image: U.S. President Trump delivers speech at Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah] The courts must now decide whether President Trump has the power to break one of America’s oldest and proudest conservation laws. President Trump routinely cloaks his presidency in claims that his actions are “the best” or “the biggest” whether they are or not. His inauguration crowd and his proposed tax plan were not the biggest ever. With his recent decision to eliminate protections for two million acres of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante... more »

The Danger of Establishing a New Grand Coalition in Germany

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Politics, Europe* No one knows how Germany’s political games will end, but another grand coalition would again advertise the bankruptcy of Germany’s political system. Three months ago German voters rejected the colorless status quo. The two traditional governing parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD), hemorrhaged votes, together barely collecting half the total, which was down two-thirds from four years before. The liberal Free Democrats reentered the Bundestag. More dramatically, the right-wing, anti-immigrant Alternative ... more »

The Sources of Mission Creep in Syria

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Syria Iran Russia, Middle East* The other day we learned that there are four times more U.S. troops in Syria than any earlier official figure had acknowledged. The discrepancy did not get much public attention, perhaps because the numbers are small compared to some other U.S. military deployments: about 2,000 troops in Syria, with the earlier official figure being 500. The incomplete count evidently had omitted personnel on short-term assignments and some others performing sensitive missions. A Pentagon spokesman said that release of the newer, more complete ... more »

The Army’s Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Program Needs A Cross Functional Team

Dan Goure at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dan Goure* *Security, * The leadership of the U.S. Army is on a mission to radically alter the way it does acquisition and sustainment. The leadership of the U.S. Army is on a mission to radically alter the way it does acquisition and sustainment. Published reports regarding this reform effort have focused largely on the creation of eight pilot cross functional teams (CFTs) intended to improve the speed and effectiveness of generation process requirements. These CFTs have been described as the first step towards the creation of a modernization command. In a series of directives... more »


Robert Reich - 1 day ago
*TELL THE FCC NOT TO END NET NEUTRALITY!* The FCC is voting Thursday on whether to repeal the “Net Neutrality” rule adopted in 2015. Since its creation, the internet has been an open exchange of ideas and information, free from corporate control and influence. But corporations could soon have tremendous power over what we can access and share online, ending the internet as we know it. Donald Trump’s handpicked chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, wants to abolish “Net Neutrality.” This important safeguard ensures that Americans have equal access to all th... more »

Tomorrow Is Election Day In Alabama. Would Moore Be The Most Vile Man Ever Elected To The Senate? We Already Have the Most Vile President

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Tomorrow is election day in Alabama. I'm rooting for Doug Jones. He doesn't just seem better than Roy Moore-- now *there's* a low bar-- but better than Jon Ossoff too. I bought into Ossoff, contributed some monet to him personally and Blue America endorsed him and raised him some money. So I was pretty disappointed as the race proceeded from when I first talked to him and the guy who persuaded me he was a progressive came increasingly under the sway of Beltway money-men, consultants and strategists who persuaded him to change his tone and going in a less progressive direction-- aw... more »

Global Arms Sales Up For The First Time Since 2010

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *DW*: *SIPRI: Weapons sales up again worldwide* Arms sales are increasing around the world. The current report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that the main beneficiaries are armaments groups in the US and Western Europe. Munitions, tanks, drones: The global trade in arms and military services increased again in 2016, for the first time in five years. It was up 1.9 percent on the previous year — and 38 percent compared to 2002. These new figures are from the latest report on the international arms industry by th... more »

Victims of Donald Trump's sexual misconduct call for a Congressional investigation.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, three women who accused the most high-profile man in America again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from winning the presidency. * *It was “heartbreaking” for women to go public with their claims against President Trump last year, only to see him ascend to the Oval Office, said Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant who in October 2016 said Trump inappropriately inspected pageant participants. * *“I put myself out there for... more »

Israeli forces launch retaliatory attacks on Hamas posts in northern Gaza

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 A.M.) – The Israeli forces have launched retaliatory strikes in the northern part of the Gaza Strip tonight, following a rocket attack from an unknown Palestinian group. “In response to the rocket launched towards Israel, an IDF tank & the IAF targeted Hamas terror posts in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Large number of Syrian Army reinforcements arrive near occupied Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 A.M.) – A large number of pro-government reinforcements arrived in the western countryside of Damascus tonight, a military source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the reinforcements were comprised of soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Division and National Defense Forces (NDF) that were previously deployed near Damascus. These reinforcements are tasked […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Rockets fired into Israel from Gaza

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – A number of rockets were reportedly fired into the Israeli settlement of Ashkelon, tonight, the Spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed. “A short while ago, sirens sounded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. The Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted a rocket launched at Israel. No injuries reported,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Erdogan welcomes Putin in Ankara ahead of bilateral talks – video

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was greeted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday, ahead of meetings between the two leaders. The two leaders shook hands in front of the Turkish Presidential Palace – also known as Ak Saray (“White Palace”) – before heading inside. The leaders of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Exclusive: Syrian Army begins battle to capture strategic town near the Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun their imperative battle to capture the key town of Mughar Al-Mir near the occupied Golan Heights, a military source told Al-Masdar News tonight. According to the military source, the Syrian Army has begun heavily shelling the town, while the air force relentlessly bombards […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin praises prominent Syrian general for his heroics on the battlefield – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Hmaymim Military Airport, today, to announce the conclusion of the Russian military’s primary task in Syria. The Russian President was greeted by his soldiers and the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. During a short meeting with the Assad and several Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

“They [Arabs] don’t belong here” says Israeli Defence Minister

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 P.M)- Former nightclub bouncer, renound Jewish supremacy and current Israeli Defence Minister, Avigdor Leiberman, just announced that Arabs “don’t belong here (in Israel)” whilst addressing the issue of Palestinian protests, to the US recognition of Israel’s capital as Jerusalem. Leiberman announced that Arab Israeli citizens of the ‘Wadi Ara’ region are “not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

‘Death to Israel’ – Thousands attend Hezbollah rally for Jerusalem in Beirut (VIDEO)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 P.M.) – Thousands marched on Beirut’s streets on Monday, as part of a Hezbollah-organised rally against US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem declaration. Secretary General of the Hezbollah group Hassan Nasrallah made a televised speech during the protest, during which he called for a third Palestinian intifada. “The most important response will be […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadists hold on for dear life as Syrian Army advances near occupied Golan Heights: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham are on their last legs in the West Ghouta region, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies close in on the last two towns in the Beit Jinn pocket. Led by their 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

How to Avoid Harmful Prescription Medicine Interactions

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 1 day ago
You’ve seen the Big Pharma ads on television and heard them on the radio. You know, the ads that spend 90% of the run time talking about the nasty drug side effects? Imagine what can happen when you are taking multiple prescription drugs. The potentially harmful interactions can be tremendous, yet many Americans, especially older […] The post How to Avoid Harmful Prescription Medicine Interactions appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Oceans Cool Post Nino

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 1 day ago
HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being HadSST3. The chart below shows SST monthly anomalies as reported in HadSST3 starting in 2015 through November 2017. After a steep drop in September, October temps bumped upward […]

Browsing cat is browsing

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 1 day ago
I think Ashbutt's trying to tell us, "You'd better not be looking at pictures of other cats!" Peter

Establishment’s Frank Luntz Tries to Shame Roy Moore Voters

Selwyn Duke at rss - 1 day ago
[image: gop-s-frank-luntz-runs-remarkably-biased-roy-moore-focus-group] It wasn’t exactly “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but Frank Luntz did go down to Alabama — and ran a Roy Moore focus group in a devilishly biased way.

"I Once Was A Little Child"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Iraqi child, wounded in Baghdad. *"I Once Was A Little Child"* "I once was a little child who longed for other worlds, but I am no more a child for I have known fear, I have learned to hate, how tragic then is youth which lives with enemies, with gallows ropes. Yet, I still believe I only sleep today, that I’ll wake up, a child again, and start to laugh and play.” - Hama Herchenberg, 14 years old. Died December 18, 1943, Auschwitz concentration camp. Oh no, don't you dare look away! This is what *we* have done, all of us, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and elsewhere. What have we le... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorals -- December 11, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Amie Ferris-Rotman, Haaretz*: *Putin’s Surprise Withdrawal From Syria Is Part of His Master Election Plan* Days after announcing his plan to seek reelection next March, the Russian president tells his countrymen their sons are coming home from an unpopular and costly war What better way to jump-start an election campaign than to end an unpopular and costly war? Just days after announcing his bid to seek reelection next year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday made a surprise visit to Syria, where he ordered the withdrawal of most Russian troops from the country. “You ar... more »

Don’t Bank On Solar Power In Winter!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? Wait till the Health & Safety Stasi see this! ? The renewable lobby would like you to believe that solar power is an important part of our future energy strategy. But they don’t tell you just how little power is…